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Development of a Set of Community-Informed Ebola Messages for Sierra Leone
August 23, 2017

Development of a Set of Community-Informed Ebola Messages for Sierra Leone

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"[S]ystematic, iterative qualitative research should be fully embedded into the message development process from the outset of the response to any future public health emergency, and the communication of those messages should also be conducted on ...

Power, Fairness and Trust: Understanding and Engaging with Vaccine Trial Participants and Communities in the Setting up the EBOVAC-Salone Vaccine Trial in Sierra Leone
November 21, 2016

Power, Fairness and Trust: Understanding and Engaging with Vaccine Trial ...

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"...understandings of the community in which the trial was being set up have helped the teams to ensure that communities and participants are given an opportunity to voice concerns and to work with them to address mistrust."

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit
October 4, 2016

SBCC for Emergency Preparedness Implementation Kit

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"A well-coordinated, timely and strategic communication strategy and implementation plan can manage people's expectations during an emergency and assist response efforts. Affected communities can be engaged and supported to make the required ...

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC
October 4, 2016

Webinar: Strengthening Emergency Response through SBCC

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Organised by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this September 29 2016 webinar explored the importance of social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) for emergencies and the ways SBCC activities, tools, and resources can ...

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis
July 25, 2016

Ebola: A Behavior-Driven Crisis

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From the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), this web-based multimedia package explores social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) in the context of a public health crisis. Presented in a gallery-style format, the multimedia ...

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Ebola
July 11, 2016

Using Media and Communication to Respond to Public Health Emergencies: ...

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“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 practical hardware of a response.” This practice ...

Community-Led Ebola Action (CLEA) Field Guide for Community Mobilizers
April 25, 2016

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

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"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 community mobilisers, field staff, and ...

C4D Ebola Surge Mission: Community Level Learnings from Sierra Leone
April 25, 2016

C4D Ebola Surge Mission: Community Level Learnings from Sierra Leone

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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 behaviour change communication (SBCC) for the ...

Exploring the Role of Communication in Community Health
April 20, 2016

Exploring the Role of Communication in Community Health

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"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 research in Sierra Leone in late 2015."

Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of Liberia: Results of a Qualitative Study: Abstract
February 18, 2016

Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of ...

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"The results far exceeded expectations of the coordinated response happening at the community level and provided yet another lesson to the development community of the value of community capacity and organization that can take place when ...

Communicating in a Crisis like Ebola: Facts and Figures
February 11, 2016

Communicating in a Crisis like Ebola: Facts and Figures

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"A critical look at the complications and experiences from the perspective of communications and social science holds lessons for future public health responses to infectious disease outbreaks."

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

Ebola Outbreak, Sierra Leone: Communication Challenges and Good Practices

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"Early messages designed to change the behaviour were counterproductive, as they failed to take into account deep rooted cultural practices and beliefs and context-specific difficulties. The most efficient messages were adaptable enough to be ...

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in Governance, Particularly in the Context of Ebola
December 4, 2015

What Does Accountability Mean in Sierra Leone? The Role of the Media in ...

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"BBC Media Action's radio programmes Fo Rod and Tok Bot Salone aim to improve people’s understanding of governance issues while also creating platforms to hold leaders to account. Interviews with experts on governance and media in Sierra Leone, ...

Love in the time of Ebola
November 12, 2015

Love in the time of Ebola

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Author: Yvonne MacPherson, November 12 2015 - It's not a stretch of the imagination to consider the potential risk posed by global health threats to us all. We've just seen how Ebola impacted the region of West Africa and scared people much ...

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings
October 19, 2015

Humanitarian Broadcasting in Emergencies - A Synthesis of Evaluation Findings

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"This report... focuses mainly on mass communication programming - broadcasting that can reach millions of people when disaster strikes - informing them about what has happened, what to do, how to find missing loved ones and how to protect ...

Fighting Fear and Stigma with Accurate Information
September 7, 2015

Fighting Fear and Stigma with Accurate Information

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"As someone who has worked with and in the media, I ...know that lack of accurate information is a big driver of fear and trauma, which in turn can easily translate into stigma and a withholding of sympathy for those affected by the traumatic ...

Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of Liberia: Results of a Qualitative Study
March 4, 2015

Community Perspectives about Ebola in Bong, Lofa and Montserrado Counties of ...

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"Strategic health communication can play a key role in stopping the outbreak, primarily by helping community members recognize and identify how they can modify their religious and cultural practices and behaviors — such as not directly touching ...

I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign
January 19, 2015

I Survived Ebola Multi-media Campaign

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Launched in December 2014, the I Survived Ebola campaign is using personal stories and experiences told by Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea "to inform, protect, and spread hope" while also countering stigma and discrimination. ...

How to hunt a virus: 5 ways polio is helping fight Ebola
January 2, 2015

How to hunt a virus: 5 ways polio is helping fight Ebola

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Author: Sherine Guirguis, January 2 2015 - I'm often asked how the largest-ever public health movement - to end polio - has boosted the world’s ability to fight other deadly infectious diseases.

Ebola Comic Strip Project
December 19, 2014

Ebola Comic Strip Project

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In August 2014, a group of youth aged 16 to 21 participated in a comic drawing workshop in the Northern Region of Ghana. During the workshop, Ebola emerged as a priority issue, and the young people, guided by facilitators, created comic strip ...

Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone: What is not going on right?
December 12, 2014

Ebola Epidemic in Sierra Leone: What is not going on right?

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Author: Ibrahim Sesay, December 13 2014 - I have been closely monitoring the various interventions that had been and are still being undertaken by the government of Sierra Leone and its stakeholders to address the dreadful Ebola epidemic in the ...

Hashtag Standards for Emergencies
December 3, 2014

Hashtag Standards for Emergencies

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This 18-page "Think Brief", published by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), discusses the emerging use of social media, particularly Twitter, as part of emergency responses. It outlines the value of ...

Powerful and trusted: why radio is needed to fight Ebola
November 19, 2014

Powerful and trusted: why radio is needed to fight Ebola

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Author: Caroline Nursey, November 19 2014  - On first sight, Freetown seems little changed from my last visit four years ago - the same rich colours, smiling faces and warm welcomes. And there are signs of continued recovery from the war and ...

Turning the Tide on Ebola: Scaling up Public Health Campaigns Before it's Too Late
November 6, 2014

Turning the Tide on Ebola: Scaling up Public Health Campaigns Before it's ...

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This 4-page briefing document, published by Oxfam International, discusses the importance of public health campaigns in the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, arguing that prevention and treatment must go hand-in-hand, and that sufficient ...

Ebola's Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System
October 20, 2014

Ebola's Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System

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Author: Raj Panjabi, October 20 2014 - With war or a disease like Ebola, fear is natural. It seems like people all around you are dying. People you love, people you take care of, people who take care of you. In such a context of enormous grief, ...

Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014
October 10, 2014

Humanitarian crisis in West Africa (Ebola) - Gender Alert: Sept 2014

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This document, published by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Gender in Humanitarian Action, offers guidance on how to take into account the different needs of women, girls, boys and men in order to make the ...

The Power of Belief: What Polio and Ebola have in common
September 5, 2014

The Power of Belief: What Polio and Ebola have in common

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Author: Heidi J Larson, PhD, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Dept. Global Health, University of Washington, September 5 2014 - The myriad of challenges contributing to the persisting spread of Ebola in West Africa - the ...

Ebola in Sierra Leone: new radio shows join the fight
September 3, 2014

Ebola in Sierra Leone: new radio shows join the fight

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Author: Musa Sangarie, BBC Media Action, September 3 2014 - A couple of weeks ago in the middle of the night, phones started ringing across Sierra Leone. Despite the late hour, people were calling to pass on the latest rumour about Ebola that ...

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis
August 21, 2014

Communication Plays a Critical Role in Ebola Crisis

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Author: Kathryn Bertram, crossposted from the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) website on August 21 2014 - During a capacity building workshop in Freetown, Sierra Leone this past June, the mood was understandably tense as Ebola ...

Applying COMBI to Ebola Control in Yambio, Southern Sudan
October 25, 2012

Applying COMBI to Ebola Control in Yambio, Southern Sudan

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This publication details the on-the-ground Communication-for-Behavioural-Impact (COMBI) strategies used with Ebola virus in Southern Sudan in April 2004. As described here: when the outbreak was detected, the World Health Organization (WHO) ...

Determinants of Ebola Preparedness in a Representative Sample of the Populations in Vulnerable Areas in Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia: Abstract
February 22, 2016

Determinants of Ebola Preparedness in a Representative Sample of the ...

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"The objective of this study was to find the relevant socio-psychological factors of behavior intentions related to the prevention of an Ebola outbreak and hand washing with soap in a representative sample of the populations in vulnerable areas ...

Women and girl's rights in Sierra Leone: Let Us Know!
February 24, 2015

Women and girl's rights in Sierra Leone: Let Us Know!

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Author: Olabisi Olu Garrick, February 23 2015 - Despite my fourteen years as a journalist, I didn’t always want to work in the media. I actually wanted to be a lawyer. The ability to hold people to account and help people understand their legal ...

December 3, 2003

Child-to-Child Approach

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Health Promotion: Ottawa Charter
November 4, 2003

Health Promotion: Ottawa Charter

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"Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over and improve their health. Health is seen as a resource for everyday life, not the objective of living. Health promotion is not just the responsibility of the health ...

August 22, 2003

Communications and Social Change [conceptual model] - The Rockefeller Foundation

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This summary is based on a power point presentation that included the Conceptual Model of Communication for Social Change from November 2001. PRINCIPLES & TRENDS

July 29, 2003

Community Level Model

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