Global health organisations including the WHO, have created a number of critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for COVID-19, including the RCCE activities that will be discussed in the following modules (WHO 2020). In this course, you will gain an understanding of key concepts and principles of risk communication and community engagement, learn how to structure your RCCE activities in order to achieve the best outcomes and gain insight into methods and practices of managing the infodemic that has accompanied the spread of COVID-19

Who Should Enrol

This course is targeted at provincial and district heads of communication, health facility officials and local stakeholders and leaders.

Learning Outcomes

On completing this course, a learner should be able to:

  1. Define RCCE and describe the core capacities and guiding principles.
  2. Develop a communication plan for vaccine uptake and continued prevention.
  3. Establish community engagement systems in line with core standards.
  4. Explain the role of social listening and community feedback systems in RCCE.
  5. Recognise, assess and address dis and misinformation. 


This RCCE short course training  \was developed through the Capacity Building workstream of the National Department of Health's COVID-19 RCCE Technical Working Group. Curriculum design and content development was led by UNICEF, with input from the NDoH, Centers for Disease Control,  WHO, and other partners in the TWG.


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