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.
Johns 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.
This 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.
This 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.
Ebola messages based on their qualitative research done in hotspot areas of Bombali and Urban Freetown, Jan-Feb 2015.[one_half]
The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice (KAP) study was conducted between December 7th and 22nd, 2014, to gauge the success of social mobilization efforts to educate the general public on key Ebola prevention messages in the country. The study design included quantitative and qualitative components. A questionnaire survey from a representative sample of 1,140 households was conducted in 6 purposely selected counties (Montserrado, Grand Gedeh, Lofa, Nimba, River Cess and Grand Cape Mount). Counties were selected to cover a range in the timing and impact of the Ebola epidemic in different parts of Liberia. The qualitative component was included to provide social context, collective understanding, and evolving debates behind static survey responses. It consisted of a series of 28 focus group discussions among 224 men and women conducted around the same time period in the same six counties. Groups were divided by gender and urban-rural residence, with additional groups for those in professional occupations. The topic guide generally followed a similar structure to the survey questionnaire in order to facilitate comparison across both data sources.
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.
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.
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