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WELCOME TO THE
REGIONAL CENTER FOR
SURVEILLANCE AND DISEASE CONTROL.

RISK COMMUNICATION PLATFORM
In recent years, ECOWAS member states have faced extraordinary burdens from outbreaks of infectious diseases. The Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (RCSDC) was created to improve preparedness and response efforts against future public health emergencies across all ECOWAS member states. more

Professor Stanely Okolo
Director General of the West African –
Health Organisation (WAHO)

WHAT IS RISK COMMUNICATION

Risk communication refers to the real-time exchange of information, advice and opinions between experts and people facing threats to their health, economic, and social wellbeing.
The purpose of risk communication is to enable people at risk to make informed decisions to mitigate – that is, to reduce – the effects of a threat or hazard and, in doing so, take protective and preventive action. Risk communication is not a one-off activity. It is an ongoing process that adapts to evolving situations.

HOW DOES
RISK COMMUNICATION
WORK

WHAT IS
COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT
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