Key documentation and products developed by partners for supporting Community Engagement for Mpox (Monkeypox) Response


An ongoing outbreak of mpox was confirmed on 6 May 2022, beginning with a British resident who, after travelling to Nigeria (where the disease is endemic), presented symptoms consistent with mpox on 29 April 2022. The resident returned to the United Kingdom on 4 May, creating the country’s index case of the outbreak. After April 2022, over 25,000 confirmed and 2 deaths have been reported and affect 99 countries where the disease is mainly not endemic (Global Health, 8 August 2022).

On 23 July 2022, The Internal Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee and WHO stated the outbreak as Public Health Emergency of International Concern (IHR/WHO).

Lesotho, 2019 @IFRC

Key Resources

RCCE during the monkeypox outbreak in Europe


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This document is intended for health authorities working on RCCE in the context of the current monkeypox outbreak in Europe. It provides advice on approaches to the communication of risks and engagement of population groups based on the outbreak’s epidemiology and context, recommended preventive measures and people’s perceptions and behaviour.

RCCE for monkeypox outbreaks: an Interim Guidance


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The Interim Guidance for RCCE outlines recommendations, considerations and methods to raise awareness, manage risk perception, maintain trust and proactively support people at risk to make informed decisions to protect themselves and others from monkeypox. The guidance includes recommendations on identifying and communicating with affected populations and key audiences and avoiding stigma in communications outreach. It also includes key messages about symptoms of monkeypox, transmission, prevention measures, and communicating about uncertainty. This document also provides RCCE guidance for managers and planners of gatherings and events, where close physical contact may create an environment conducive for the transmission of monkeypox. Additionally, this document includes a compendium of recommendations for RCCE methods and resources to support the monkeypox response. (June 2022)



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This brief is intended to be read in conjunction with the companion brief entitled ‘Social Considerations for Monkeypox Response’. In this set of briefs, we lay out social considerations from previous examples of disease emergence to reflect on 1) the range of response strategies available to control monkeypox, and 2) specific considerations for monkeypox risk communication and community engagement (RCCE).


Data to Action Research Tools & Resources 

Understand the situation

Situation, Contextual Analysis




Rapid assessments, Infodemic insights



Guidance, Strategy, Plan



Community Engagement, Communication Content, Social Media



Prior conducted studies and resources from previous responses


Synthesis research and studies

Nigeria 2017 - 2019

Community Engagement resources from Nigeria Response

DRC 2013

Community Engagement resources from DRC Response

Knowledge Hub on  Mpox

WHO Mpox Outbreak 2022

Documentation and key resources on Mpox Outbreak 2022

European Control Disease Center

Selected documentation, guidance and tools on for Mpox Response in Europe