Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit

Ebola-Comm-Preparedness-Kit-1Now also available in French, this toolkit developed by CCP provides national and local stakeholders, as well as program managers, with key considerations and a roadmap for instituting and implementing critical, relevant, practical and timely communication for responding to the threat of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. The I-Kit guides countries in social and behavior change communication (SBCC) and risk communication activity planning, including communication plan development for every stage of an Ebola response. For any country facing a major health crisis, national preparedness plans need to include and support communication efforts. Integration of communication into the preparedness agenda from the outset ensures that preparedness communication is harmonized, relevant, timely, financially supported and aligned among all of the preparedness technical teams. Robust national communication preparedness plans maximize the effectiveness of Ebola communication and equip communication trainers and experts with a common set of tools and modules.

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The Language Factor

The Language Factor – Lessons from the DRC

The Language FactorThis 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.

Source: The Language Factor – Lessons from the DRC

Crisis Communication

A Leaders Guide to Crisis Communication: Lessons from Ebola and COVID-19

Crisis CommunicationThis 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.

Source: A Leaders Guide to Crisis Communication

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)

Government of Sierra Leone - Ministry of Health and Sanitation. EVD Risk Communication and Social Mobilization Pillar

2021 Government of Sierra Leone Key Messages for EVD

2021 Government of Sierra Leone Key Messages for EVD2021- 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.

Source: 2021 Government of Sierra Leone Key Messages for EVD

Is it COVID-19 or Ebola

Is it COVID-19 or Ebola?

Is it COVID-19 or EbolaThis fact sheet distinguishes between Covid-19 and Ebola in terms of cause, transmission, signs and symptoms and risk factors.

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L'importance de la confiance dans la relation client-prestataire : Résultats de la recherche qualitative en Guinée après Ebola

L’importance de la confiance dans la relation client-prestataire : Résultats de la recherche qualitative en Guinée après Ebola

L'importance de la confiance dans la relation client-prestataire : Résultats de la recherche qualitative en Guinée après EbolaPreliminary 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.

Source: L’importance de la confiance dans la relation client-prestataire : Résultats de la recherche qualitative en Guinée après Ebola (Powerpoint Presentation)

A healthcare worker administering the ebola vaccine

WHO Ebola Fact Sheet

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

Messages les sur la MVF

Messages les sur la MVF

Messages les sur la MVFThis 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.

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