Epidemics

Before, during and after an epidemic, it is essential to provide people with trusted, clear and effective information. Engaging with communities can help to prevent fear, panic and rumours from undermining response efforts.

A Red Cross volunteer worker distributes leaflets about cholera to two men on the street.

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11 September 2019

Ebola champion leads prevention efforts to protect her community

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

A Case Study produced by the IFRC and the Ugandan Red Cross, on how one woman and her family are mobilising communities to prepare for and prevent outbreaks of the Ebola Virus Disease in Uganda.

  • Ebola
  • Epidemics
  • Risk communication

3 July 2019

Beneficiary communication: regional overview: ebola operations

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC report on ‘Beneficiary Communication: Regional Operations’, following the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It includes plans for implementing effective Beneficiary Communication systems with local communities.

  • Advice
  • Disease
  • Epidemics

3 July 2019

You probably don't have ebola if…

Type:

Video

Organisation:

IFRC

An educational video about the Ebola virus, which covers transmission, symptoms and who is at risk of contracting the virus. It features links to IFRC sites containing further information.

  • Disease
  • Ebola
  • Epidemics

2 July 2019

Polio eradication and routine EPI

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

UNICEF

A UNICEF handbook on ‘Polio Eradication and Routine EPI’, which provides guidelines and a framework for the design and implement of research-driven communication programmes.

  • Disease
  • Epidemics
  • Handbook

2 July 2019

Essentials for excellence

Type:

Report

Organisation:

UNICEF

A UNICEF report on the ‘Essentials for Excellence’, about the research, monitoring and evaluation of strategic communication for behavior and social change. It focuses on the prevention of avian and pandemic influenza.

  • Communication
  • Initiatives
  • Social change

29 June 2019

Red Cross mobilises 600,000 community members in fight against ebola

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

IFRC

An IFRC case study which documents best practices in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent the spread of Ebola. These include engaging with and mobilising communities to control the epidemic.

  • Africa
  • Case study
  • Ebola