This 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.
This 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.
This editorial that appeared in the Lancet Sept. 18, 2014 points out that trust is the “missing link” that could help stem the Ebola epidemic.
The article, A Systematic Analytic Approach to Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Planning, appeared in PLoS Medicine in 2005.
This article, The Application of the Haddon Matrix to Public Health Readiness and Response Planning, appeared in Environmental Health Perspectives in 2005.
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