The Government of Sierra Leone launched a communication campaign in November 2019 to prevent dog bites and rabies

The Government of Sierra Leone launched a communication campaign in November 2019 to prevent dog bites and rabies through increase awareness of the risks of dog bites and rabies, how to prevent dog bites, and what to do if bitten; and strengthen reporting channels within and between sectors for improved surveillance and response to dog bites.
Since the launch, the One Health Communication Team (OHCT) has brought together stakeholders from different communities in the Bombali district in four constituencies and had conducted an orientation on the campaign followed by, three months later, a dialogue meeting on the campaign’s progress.
In view of the above, OHCT is pleased to informed you all that it has successfully carried out four days dialogues meeting to continue sharing what is going well with the campaign and where there are gaps and challenges for the month of February 2020. The dialogue meeting started on the 24th and ends on 27th February, 2020 respectively.

The campaign was done by the National OHCT through the Bombali District Health Management Team (DHMT) with support from Breakthrough Action-SL.

The above dialogue meetings will continue in March 2020 and beyond.
Participants includes, but not limited to the following in each targeted communities:
1. National Participants
• MoHS Communication (DHSE, HED)
• MAF Communication Team
• EPA Communication Team
• 117 representative

2. District Participants
• DSMC
• DSO
• DHS
• CHW FP
• DLO
• EPA
• ONS
• RSLAF
• SLRC Manager North

3. Community Participants

• Paramount Chiefs
• Section Chiefs
• Mammy Queens
• Councilors
• Town Chiefs
• Health Workers (In-charge)
• CHW Supervisors
• CAHW
• Religious Leaders
• Traditional Healers
• Police (Chiefdom and or SLP)
Please find pictures below
Submitted by One Health Communication Team (DHSE)