Building Communication Capacity to Counter Infectious Disease Threats

Proceedings of a Workshop (2017)
Rapporteurs: V. Ayano Ogawa, Ceci Mundaca-Shah, and Joe Alper
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Global Health; Forum on Microbial Threats;

139 pp. 2.2 MB

Building communication capacity is a critical piece of preparing for, detecting, and responding to infectious disease threats. The International Health Regulations (IHR) establish risk communication – the real-time exchange of information, advice, and opinions between experts or officials and people who face a threat to their survival, health, and economic or social well-being – as a core capacity that World Health Organization member states must fulfil to strengthen the fight against these threats.

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