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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WHO Outbreaks and Emergency Bulletin

WHO Outbreaks and Emergency Bulletin

WHO Outbreaks and Emergency BulletinThis Weekly Bulletin focuses on public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 129 events in the region. Weekly articles cover a range of diseases and currently include, amongst others: COVID-19 across the WHO African region and Ebola virus disease in Guinea.
For each of these events, a brief description, followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

A table is provided at the end of the bulletin with information on all new and ongoing public health events currently being monitored in the region, as well as recent events that have been controlled and closed. A free subscription to the bulletin is available.

Source: WHO Outbreaks and Emergency Bulletin

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