Fes 2 Auxiliary Event
Dec 06, 2022 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM(Africa/Casablanca)
20221206T0700 20221206T0900 Africa/Casablanca HARNESSING COMMUNITY INSIGHTS IN EPIDEMICS: WHAT ARE WE MISSING?

There is ample evidence that communities and local actors are central to preventing and containing epidemics and building resilience. Community members are the first to know when an unusual health event has occurred in their community and are key to promoting behaviour change to prevent and stop epidemic spread. Yet, they are often the last to be engaged in preparedness and response efforts.

Power structures that shape public health emergencies are still not driven by, or accountable to, the people they serve. Enabling, empowering, and equipping local actors and communities to recognize and respond early to public health threats is key to building resilient and sustainable systems for health.

During this session, IFRC, USAID and Breakthrough Action will share experiences with harnessing community data to inform more effective epidemic risk management approaches. We will also discuss the much-needed paradigm shift to ensure community insights routinely inform epidemic prevention, preparedness, and response.

SPEAKERS

Neo Bogowa, Botswana Red Cross

Osman Conteh, Sierra Leone Red Cross

Vivian Jepkorir, Kenya Red Cross

Anton Schneider, USAID

Elizabeth Thompson Serlemitsos, Breakthrough ACTION

Fes 2 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit info@sbccsummit.org

There is ample evidence that communities and local actors are central to preventing and containing epidemics and building resilience. Community members are the first to know when an unusual health event has occurred in their community and are key to promoting behaviour change to prevent and stop epidemic spread. Yet, they are often the last to be engaged in preparedness and response efforts.

Power structures that shape public health emergencies are still not driven by, or accountable to, the people they serve. Enabling, empowering, and equipping local actors and communities to recognize and respond early to public health threats is key to building resilient and sustainable systems for health.

During this session, IFRC, USAID and Breakthrough Action will share experiences with harnessing community data to inform more effective epidemic risk management approaches. We will also discuss the much-needed paradigm shift to ensure community insights routinely inform epidemic prevention, preparedness, and response.

SPEAKERS

Neo Bogowa, Botswana Red Cross

Osman Conteh, Sierra Leone Red Cross

Vivian Jepkorir, Kenya Red Cross

Anton Schneider, USAID

Elizabeth Thompson Serlemitsos, Breakthrough ACTION

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Ms. Angie Brasington
Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID
 Olayinka Umar-Farouk
,
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP)
Ms. Iman AL Khatib
,
UNICEF Lebanon
Ms. Foyeke  Oyedokun-Adebagbo
,
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ministry of Health and Population
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