British Medical Journal

Community engagement in outbreak response: lessons from the 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

British Medical JournalThis journal article examines structured community engagement initiatives and real-time monitoring of community engagement activities during large-scale epidemics. Researches analysed the Community Led Ebola Action (CLEA) approach implemented through the Social Mobilization Action Consortium (SMAC) during the 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, demonstrating how large-scale, coordinated community engagement interventions can be achieved and monitored in real-time during future Ebola epidemics and other similar epidemics.

Source: Community engagement in outbreak response: lessons from the 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Communicating risk in public health emergencies (World Health Organization)

Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies (WHO)

Communicating risk in public health emergenciesThis WHO guide for emergency risk communication (ERC) policy and practice provides overarching, evidence-based guidance on how risk communication should be practiced in an emergency. The recommendations also guide countries on building capacity for communicating risk during health emergencies.

Source: Communicating Risk in Public Health Emergencies (WHO)

Risk Communication and Community Engagement Preparedness and Readiness Framework: Ebola Response in the DRC in North Kivu

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Preparedness and Readiness Framework: Ebola Response in the DRC in North Kivu

This resource (2018) provides a guide for RCCE work for the prevention and control of EVD outbreaks. The RCCE framework sets out overacting considerations regarding RCCE for preparedness and readiness to respond to outbreaks and links the RCCE response pillar to health technical areas.

Source: Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Preparedness and Readiness Framework: Ebola Response in the DRC in North Kivu

World Health Organization

Ebola Vaccine FAQ’s (WHO)

 

World Health Organization

 

This fact sheet provides updated (2020) facts on Ebola Vaccines, addressing vaccine licensing, distribution, eligibility, adverse effects, ring vaccines and the role vaccines in outbreak control.

Source: Ebola FAQ’s (WHO)

 

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.

Message Guide for Ebola Communication

Internews Liberia Media Newsletter Issue 8
This document compiles current information and key messages about the Ebola outbreak in Liberia to inform activities designed to raise awareness, mobilize communities, and promote safe behaviors to stop the spread of Ebola in Liberia. |Download|

Internews Media Newsletter #8

Internews Liberia Media Newsletter Issue 8
The 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. |Download|

Internews Humanitarian Newsletter Issue #5

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Internews Humanitarian Newsletter Issue #4

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Internews Humanitarian Newsletter Issue #2

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