Reported Ebola Cases & Percentage of Households with Mobile Phones, as of October 13, 2014 (Full Size JPG)
The WHO Regional Office for Africa has worked closely with public health leaders and subject-matter experts in the region and partner organizations to draw up and design this framework to serve as a concise and easy-to-use technical and managerial guide for senior level decision-makers and members of national emergency management committees (EMCs) and rapid response teams (RRTs) in member states.
This guide will be useful for designing more effective outbreak response measures. It can be scaled up or down, depending on the situation. It can be applied at sub-national and national levels and was designed for developmental communication and health promotion personnel working in multidisciplinary teams to investigate and respond to disease outbreaks.
This poster lists and illustrates five ways to keep Ebola from spreading:
- Avoid physical contact with people showing symptoms of the disease
- Wash hands regularly with soap and clean water
- Do not shake hands with people showing symptoms of the disease
- Keep away from bats, monkeys, baboons, and dead animals
- Avoid eating bush meat, and cook all food very well
Reported Ebola Cases & Percentage of Households with Radios, as of October 13, 2014 (Full Size JPG)
World Health Organization report presenting a draft verbal autopsy instrument based on best judgement and previous experience in a variety of settings including outbreaks and research. It is part of a wider effort by the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) to develop tools for testing in advance of outbreak situations. The report also contains information on how to carry out a validation study, which compares the results of a verbal autopsy questionnaire with the results of a “gold standard” – such as laboratory test or clinical diagnosis. To date, there is no standard, verbal autopsy instrument for use during outbreaks of Ebola virus haemorrhagic fever (EHF).
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