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July 11, 2016

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Ebola

“BBC Media Action asserts that lives can be saved if high-quality media and communication is central to planning responses to any future disease outbreak, as opposed to being peripheral to the...

July 6, 2016

Tackling Zika: What health communicators can learn from Ebola

Author: BBC Media Action's Sophia Wilkinson, July 6 2016 - Since the World Health Organisation declared Zika a global public health emergency in February of this year, much attention has been brought...

May 3, 2016

Close the Immunization Gap

"No child should be denied the right to immunization for unfair reasons, including economic or social causes. All barriers must be overcome." - Dr. Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General Launched...

April 27, 2016

Le We Tap Ebola (Let Us Stop Ebola)

"In order to get to zero Ebola cases, we must all work together. Every Sierra Leonean must take responsibility to ensure that our families, our communities, and our country will end Ebola." "Le We...

April 25, 2016

Community-Led Ebola Action (CLEA) Field Guide for Community Mobilizers

"Communities themselves have the power and the agency to halt the spread of Ebola, and their collective actions are the heart of an effective Ebola response." This field guide is a resource book for...

April 25, 2016

C4D Ebola Surge Mission: Community Level Learnings from Sierra Leone

This presentation summarises the experience of a communication for development (C4D) specialist who traveled to Sierra Leone (SL) on an Ebola virus disease (EVD) surge mission to support social and...

April 20, 2016

Exploring the Role of Communication in Community Health

"To understand more about the role media and communication can play in Sierra Leone, and the ways it can support efforts to rebuild the health system, BBC Media Action carried out a programme of...

April 13, 2016

How Did Local Radio Stations Support Their Communities During the Ebola Crisis?

"During the 2014/5 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone BBC Media Action supported staff at 42 local or community-based radio stations to improve communication about the disease. Case studies indicate...

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February 22, 2016

"The urgent need to engage faith leaders and deliver faith sensitive messaging was evident. In Sierra Leone Muslims and Christians transcend mere...

February 18, 2016

"The results far exceeded expectations of the coordinated response happening at the community level and provided yet another lesson to the...

February 11, 2016

"A critical look at the complications and experiences from the perspective of communications and social science holds lessons for future...

February 8, 2016

"The success of Nigeria's federal and state governments, Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners, and the Bill & Melinda Gates...

Ebola Outbreak, Sierra Leone: Communication Challenges and Good Practices
January 26, 2016

"Early messages designed to change the behaviour were counterproductive, as they failed to take into account deep rooted cultural practices and...

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January 20, 2016

"An informatics system consisting of a mobile health application and business intelligence software was used for collecting and analyzing Ebola...

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