People working in community engagement and/or communications related fields face several limitations to the effective integration of social science in health emergency interventions and policymaking. There are gaps in terms of knowledge and capacity to produce and use operational social science research in humanitarian and health emergency contexts. This comprehensive training package was developed to address these gaps by providing a set of modules with practical guidance to be adapted and used at the local level. 

A new guidance for RCCE Coordination in public Health Emergencies

The Collective Service releases today a new Risk Communications and Community Engagement (RCCE) in Public Health Emergencies coordination interim guidance. This is drawn from global best practice of RCCE coordination, developed over the two years since this pillar was established during the COVID-19 response, and from other public health emergency responses.

Zambia: Latest RCCE activities update in response to the ongoing Cholera outbreak

In support of the Dynamic Listening and Research Subgroup under the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Pillar, co-led by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and Zambia National Public Health Institute (ZNPHI), UNICEF is working with the Zambia Red Cross Society (ZRCS) and University of Zambia (UNZA), supported by UKHSA and US CDC to undertake a series of rapid qualitative assessments (RQA) to better understand transmission dynamics and community perceptions towards causes of cholera, prevention measures and treatment.

Promoting community-centred preparedness and response to cholera’s global surge

In the context of the global cholera upsurge and in particular the most recent outbreak in Zambia, Eva Niederberger (Anthrologica), Santiago Ripoll (IDS) and Tom Barker (IDS) blog about the importance of centring cholera outbreak preparedness and response strategies on the circumstances and needs of communities and the experiences and insights of local responders.

Global Call | RCCE Collective Service Update: Focus on cholera outbreak and RCCE support

GOARN hosted The Collective Service Monthly Global Call on Tuesday, January 30, gathering approximately 40 RCCE partners from diverse agencies.
The session was dedicated to addressing the prevailing global cholera outbreak and the ongoing RCCE support initiatives, with a particular emphasis on countries within the Eastern and Southern Africa region.