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.


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

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

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)

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.


Vaccine Messaging Guide. December 2020

Vaccine Messaging Guide

This Guide was developed by the Yale Institute of Global Health and the UNICEF Demand for Immunization team. It is intended for public health professionals, communicators, advocates and anyone else who wishes to create pro-vaccine content to motivate people to vaccinate themselves and their entourage.

Source: Vaccine Messaging Guide

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

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)


SBCC for Emergency Preparedness I-Kit

SBCC Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness I-KitJohns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (JHCCP) developed toolkit that provides essential information and tools for responding to an outbreak using an SBCC approach. It presents a series of nine units, each accompanied by exercise worksheets to help link the SBCC theory to practice.