Guide to run focus group discussions with community volunteers

The purpose of this risk communication and community engagement guide is to help you run a focus group discussion (FGD) with community volunteers to understand the questions, rumours, suggestions and concerns they are hearing about the new coronavirus from people during their work in communities. Volunteers live and work in communities and so are a valuable source of information on the current information and beliefs circulating about the new coronavirus (also called COVID-19) in communities. This FGD is also an opportunity to brief community volunteers on key health information in relation to the new coronavirus disease and stress the important role they play in collecting feedback from communities, which can be used to improve the response. Some of the questions are quite sensitive and so should be asked carefully and in line with the local culture.

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Authors: IFRC
Year of publication: 2020
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Content type:  Guidance
Areas of work: Social science
Region: Global

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