Risk Communication and Community Engagement Preparedness and Readiness Framework: Ebola Response in the DRC in North Kivu

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Preparedness and Readiness Framework: Ebola Response in the DRC in North Kivu

This resource (2018) provides a guide for RCCE work for the prevention and control of EVD outbreaks. The RCCE framework sets out overacting considerations regarding RCCE for preparedness and readiness to respond to outbreaks and links the RCCE response pillar to health technical areas.

Source: Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Preparedness and Readiness Framework: Ebola Response in the DRC in North Kivu

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.

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Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit

Ebola-Comm-Preparedness-Kit-1This Ebola Communication Preparedness Implementation Kit (I-Kit) 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.

Download Ebola Communication Preparedness I-Kit (PDF)

 

Border graphic story

spreadthemessagecomicThis is IOM Liberia’s most recent social mobilization tool, using storytelling as a means to pass on key messages to the community. The story focuses on the importance of health screening and adopting preventive behaviors when traveling across the border, both at crossing points and while abroad.

Border graphic story (Comic)

 

A set of empirically-derived Ebola messages for Sierra Leone

Set of empirically-derived Ebola messages for Sierra Leone

Ebola messages based on their qualitative research done in hotspot areas of Bombali and Urban Freetown, Jan-Feb 2015.

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Considerations for Preparedness

Planning and preparedness are the keys to dealing effectively with threats that include infectious diseases caused by SARS and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome or MERS, novel influenza viruses like H1N1, and Ebola. During outbreaks or epidemics of these emerging infectious diseases, healthcare facilities must carefully monitor the global situation as it evolves and conduct robust planning to promptly identify and safely manage a patient who may be infected and prevent further transmission. This module focuses on preparedness considerations for Ebola and how to engage a multi-disciplinary team to prepare your institution. Planning, preparedness, and practice will protect patients, visitors, and staff.

How to Serve as the Trained Observer (Entire Video)

This video discusses the roles and responsibilities of Trained Observers. A Trained Observer is a clinician, most likely an infection prevention professional, nurse, or physician, whose sole responsibility is to guide healthcare workers as they don (put on) and doff (take off) personal protective equipment (PPE) for caring for a suspect or confirmed Ebola patient. When acting as a Trained Observer you will not be delivering care directly to patients. Instead you will focus on ensuring the safety of healthcare workers.

Key Messages for Safe Schools

ebolabacktoschoolmessagesKey Messages for Parents; Key Messages for Students

Key Messages for Safe Schools

Radio Spot on Waiting For Help

green-radioThis radio spot from the Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare provides information about what to do while waiting for help to arrive.

What can you do while waiting for help