Building trust in epidemic response – health communication in western Uganda


In May 2021, Translators without Borders conducted sociolinguistic research on health communication on Ebola and COVID-19 in three districts in western Uganda – Hoima, Kasese, and Kisoro. We found that regular, clear, and thoughtful communication on diseases can reduce stigma and increase trust, and multilingual health communication is essential to ensure that everyone can understand how to keep themselves safe.

Click to read the communication research brief. 

This was part of a wider research project with the Uganda CDC, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and UNICEF.