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USAID has awarded nearly $10 million to the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs to help 18 countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through risk communication and community engagement activities.
In low- and middle-income countries, it’s hard to follow COVID-19 guidance on handwashing and social distancing when you lack soap and water and room to spread out. “Different messages and strategies will be needed … to slow the spread of disease,” says CCP’s Erica Nybro.
“What we don’t want to do is to incite fear,” says CCP’s Kathryn Bertram, in a Q&A where she talks COVID-19, communication and tailoring messages and nudges for communities worldwide.
On the latest episode of Public Health on Call, a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health podcast focused on the coronavirus pandemic, CCP’s executive director talks about how communication can combat fear if it’s credible, transparent and timely.
USAID has awarded $4 million to CCP to help nine countries with communication and community engagement activities to prepare for and respond to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spreading across the world.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has created a one-stop shop for the latest social and behavior change communication resources available on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, which has been spreading across the globe since December.
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