How Polio Paved the Way for a Powerful COVID-19 Response in Nigeria | UNICEF USA

We have about 20,000 UNICEF-trained volunteers on the ground, who are from the communities they work in, and they immediately got on board, propagating messages around COVID — the importance of social distancing, of handwashing with soap and so on. UNICEF helped create a questionnaire to gauge public understanding and awareness of COVID-19, and our C4D [Communication for Development] team developed messaging and risk communication materials based on the responses. The World Health Organization has its own team of informants who work the surveillance side. These key informants immediately started contact tracing and reporting COVID cases.

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