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OpenWHO is WHO’s interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies. OpenWHO enables the Organization and its key partners to transfer life-saving knowledge to large numbers of frontline responders.

This set of 5 modules reviews: what is risk communication and why it is important; key elements of risk communication; risk communication capacities, such as policy, strategies and evaluation;  and spokesperson tips and message development.  

This infographic displays information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of plague as well as providing an explanation of the history of the disease.

This fact sheet provides the following information about plague:

  • Key facts
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Where is it found
  • Diagnosing
  • Treatment
  • Prevention
  • Managing Outbreaks
  • Prevention and Control


This brief is intended for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission and Washington technical and management staff who are considering designing integrated social and behavior change communication (SBCC) projects, or who would like to better understand and manage existing projects.