This resource provides lessons from previous Ebola outbreaks in the DRC on adapting to the language needs of communities and centers language as a key trust builder between communities and public health experts.
This article (published in Military Medicine (2020) provides tips for leaders on “what to communicate and how to communicate” during a crisis, using lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak as well as lessons now emerging from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. This perspective offers practical guidelines for leaders identified here as the 3 W’s and 4C’s of crisis communication.
This 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.
This 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.
2021- Developed by the Government of Sierra Leone, this resource features facts about Ebola, prevention, signs and symptoms, treatment and how to distinguish between COVID-19 and Ebola Virus Disease.
This fact sheet distinguishes between Covid-19 and Ebola in terms of cause, transmission, signs and symptoms and risk factors.
Preliminary results from research in post-Ebola Guinea focusing on patient-provider trust. The objective of this research is to identify how men and women in Guinea described their interactions with health providers in health facilities and the factors that contributed to trust, or lack of trust, in these facilities.
This WHO Ebola fact sheet (2021) provides comprehensive facts on Ebola, covering transmission, symptoms, prevention and control, vaccine, care for those recovered from Ebola and WHO response.
Source: WHO Ebola Fact Sheet
This Message guide provides key messages for various audiences (Communities, family members, survivors, leaders and government administrators and health care workers) on dignified and secure burial, IPC, vaccination, nutrition, medical care. Also included are messages for points of entry, survivors and on surveillance.
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.
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