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.

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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)

Hans Rosling’s Explanation of Liberia Curve

This trend shows daily new cases confirmed by blood samples; not all suspected and probable cases. Since August the trend went up above 60 and then back down. But not to zero. It stayed around 10 new cases per day. The hunt can not stop until it reaches zero.

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Templated Plan for Announcing First Case of Confirmed Ebola

Templated-Plan-for-Announcing-First-Case-of-Confirmed-Ebola-(French)Templated Plan for Announcing First Case of Confirmed Ebola (French – PDF )

Templated Plan for Announcing First Case of Confirmed Ebola (French – Word Version)

Mobilasation sociale: principaux messages

Mobilasation-sociale-principaux-messagesEnsemble de documents d’orientation sur la maladie à virus Ebola

Outbreak Communication – WHO

outbreakcomReport of the WHO Expert Consultation on Outbreak Communications held in Singapore, 21–23 September, 2004.

Outbreak Communication: Best practices for communicating with the public during an outbreak.

Ebola: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

US-H&HS-resourcesLiterature from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services about Ebola.

NIH Emergency Access Initiative Resources

NIH-LibAccess to the U.S. National Library of Medicine for Ebola resources.