Ebola Barrier Analysis Compendium: Summary of Barrier Analysis Studies on Ebola-related Behaviors

This paper summarizes gaps in the knowledge on uptake of preventive measures for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), findings from studies that have been conducted on treatment and management of EVD, Barrier Analysis studies on behaviors related to EVD, and the lessons learned from these studies. This paper is primarily addressed to governments, NGOs, Faith-based organizations (FBOs), Community-based organization (CBOs), social and behavioral change professionals and frontline workers, researchers, and program planners. It is intended for anyone interested in understanding the key behavioral determinants that affect uptake of behaviors that help in the prevention, early treatment and management of EVD, other communicable diseases similar to EVD (e.g., Marburg Virus Disease), and diseases that are transmitted by some of the behaviors studied (e.g., hand washing with soap).

Manuel du téléopérateur

Ebola-BenjiGuide des ressources pour les téléopérateurs pour le centre d’appel gratuit sur EBOLA en Côte d’Ivoire. (ligne verte). Ce guide peut être utilisé également par des agents communautaires, des hommes et femmes des médias etc.

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Video: Learning, to Prevent the Next Outbreak

Last month, the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation Project released a video, available in both English and French, reflecting on the 2014 Ebola response within Guinea. Details below from their description:

Guinea was ground zero for the 2014 outbreak of Ebola virus, and health experts were concerned that other critical health issues such as routine care for maternal and child health, might suffer because of clinic closures or fears of contracting the virus. MEASURE Evaluation conducted a rapid assessment to understand better the effects of Ebola and published a journal article on the results, authored by Janine Barden O’Fallon, Alimou Barry, Paul Brodish, and Jack Hazerjian. Read it at measureevaluation.org/resources/publications/ja-15-198.

Regardez la vidéo en français ici.

Dead Body Ebola Testing Radio Spots

ebola testingThe International Organization for Migration in Liberia has produced two radio spots on the topic of dead body Ebola testing now that it’s become official policy for all deceased to be tested. These spots are being broadcast in IOM’s project areas and also by partners in Monrovia as part of the country’s response to the November 19 cases that came only weeks after Liberia was declared Ebola-free.

Download the first radio spot: a radio drama

Download the second radio spot

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Video: The Story of Ebola

This animation—produced in collaboration with International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF, and Yoni Goodman—brings to life key messages that help people see and understand how Ebola spreads and how to protect themselves and their communities.

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Africa United: Trust Your Health Worker Poster ft. Yaya Toure (Manchester City/Ivory Coast)

africa unitedAfrica United is a global team of football stars, celebrities, international health bodies and other organizations committed to stopping the spread of Ebola and building a healthier West Africa. Africa United provides critical education, resources and solidarity to those affected by Ebola in West Africa.

Our mission is to help stop the spread of Ebola and protect individuals and communities in affected areas by:

  • Driving adherence to positive behavior change messages tailored to current needs
  • Instilling confidence in health workers continued efforts in the community
  • Catalyzing resource mobilization from public and corporate sources
  • Coordinating a synergies amongst government leaders, local NGOs and international humanitarian response organizations

Africa United launched in the fall of 2014 to meet a critical need for support and behavior change messages, and uses the power of celebrity – African footballers – to deliver these messages through media, sports, health and governmental distribution partners. The campaign has produced and distributed a series of videos, radio spots and print materials (e.g., posters, football cards, notebooks) that feature locally influential celebrities delivering health and support messages, and we work closely with CDC in-country teams and NGO partners to adapt materials to rapidly changing needs. To view or download the materials, please visit www.WeAreAfricaUnited.org.

Africa United: Trust Your Health Worker Poster ft. Yaya Toure (Manchester City/Ivory Coast)

Internews Media Newsletter #5

Screen Shot 2015-03-31 at 9.35.57 AMThe Internews Newsletter for Media in Liberia is created with the intent to support the work of local media in reporting about Ebola and Ebola related issues in Liberia. The newsletter aggregates important information and resources for media so that the information they provided is accurate, consistent and reliable.

Internews Media Newsletter #5

Liberia Radio Stations Map

radiostationsliberiaThis is a map of all Radio stations operating in Liberia.

Monrovia-based Media Outlets map

monroviamediaMap of all media outlets based in Monrovia