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West Africa Outreach

In predominantly francophone West Africa, AI.COMM has both responded rapidly to outbreaks, and has built long-term communications capacity.  In Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, and Burkina Faso, we have trained animal and human health workers on the use of USAID commodities for personal protection, decontamination and rapid testing… in Ghana, Benin, and Togo, we supported emergency communication activities in response to outbreaks of avian flu…and in DRC, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and Togo we worked with local NGOs, the private sector and governments in designing communication prevention work plans.

In addition to animal and human health workers, AI.COMM also conducted capacity-building workshops with civil society groups to improve their ability to respond to outbreaks, and reached out to journalists and other print and broadcast news workers with media orientations.  Throughout the region, social mobilization workshops were held at the national-level with all avian influenza partners, and activities were launched in Nigeria, Ghana, Togo and Benin. In Ghana and Ethiopia, AI.COMM has worked with local NGOs and the governments to bolster their pandemic planning capabilities, with an emphasis on the community- and district-levels.


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ePlume: Online Discussion Group
Country Resources




Zandi's Song: Illustrated educational materials that can be used in a variety of African settings

  • Story Book: Colorful booklet about a girl who raises chickens to help pay school fees
  • Teacher's Guide: Guide to help chidren take action in their community
  • Poster: What We Can Do to Protect Ourselves from Bird Flu
  • Poster: What We Can Do to Protect Our Flocks from Bird Flu
  • Fact Sheet: What We Need to Know about Bird Flu


Fact Sheets


Radio Ads

Avian Influenza Holiday Poultry Spot #1
Select language: English, Twi, Ewe

Avian Influenza Holiday Poultry Spot #2
Select language: English, Twi, Ewe



Media Orientation Training Guide


Northern Nigeria:

Southern Nigeria:


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