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Zika isn’t the threat it once was, but many of the recommended prevention behaviors are just as relevant for avoiding other mosquito-borne illnesses such as chikungunya and dengue. CCP has trained hundreds to spread the word.
“We are charged with putting a comprehensive strategy and system in place so that should an emergency occur, we will be ready to respond,” says CCP’s Kathryn Bertram.
Experts, including some from CCP, came together for Mission Mosquito, a global health security and public communication forum hosted by the U.S. Department of State, which sought to address how innovative health communication approaches and partnerships can help improve responses to mosquito-borne diseases.
There’s no emoji for the mosquito, the deadly insect that spreads malaria, Zika and more. It’s needed for communication and outreach, proponents say. A CCP staffer has proposed it be adopted.
In a public health emergency, people need information: they need updates on the response, and perhaps more importantly, a set of actions they can take to protect themselves, their families, and communities. Communicating this information in a culturally-appropriate and empowering way, so that people not
This week, CCP’s Lisa Mwaikambo presents on the importance of knowledge management and SBCC in responding to the Zika crisis at the Global Disaster Relief Summit. The Summit is being held in Washington, DC on September 7-8. Mwaikambo is Director of Knowledge Management (KM) Integration