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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 ...

Health Reporting and Lessons from the Polio Campaign in Ukraine
December 14, 2016

Health Reporting and Lessons from the Polio Campaign in Ukraine

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Five journalist workshops and one media conference on Polio Vaccination, Lessons From the Polio Campaign in Ukraine and Other Health Issues of Public Concern were held in Kyiv, Cherkasy, Odessa, and Svyatohirsk (Donetsk region), Ukraine, between ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tackling Zika: What health communicators can learn from Ebola
July 6, 2016

Tackling Zika: What health communicators can learn from Ebola

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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 to bear on applying lessons learned during the ...

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 ...

Global Health Reporting Contest
April 30, 2015

Global Health Reporting Contest

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The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Johnson & Johnson, is hosting a contest to recognise "the best media coverage of maternal and child health and other urgent health matters such as Ebola and vaccination" in ...

World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) Webinars on Ebola
April 1, 2015

World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) Webinars on Ebola

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The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) organised free webinars on Ebola/Infectious diseases in March 2015, which are now available online. They seek to raise journalist's awareness about the current situation and the longer-term ...

Ebola communication tips for health officials
December 23, 2014

Ebola communication tips for health officials

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Authors: Claire Hooker and Julie Leask, originally published on November 5 2014, cross-posted on January 5 2015: Listen up, health officials - here's how to reduce "Ebolanoia".

Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference 2014 (Nov 3-5 2014)
October 14, 2014

Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference 2014 (Nov 3-5 2014)

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The 3-day 2014 Power Reporting Investigative Journalism Conference is designed to provide intensive training to build journalists' investigative skills such as "following the money, using data, telling stories, using a computer as a research ...

Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak
August 22, 2014

Entertainment Media Can Help Change Behaviors and Stop the Ebola Outbreak

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Author: Margaret Miller, cross-posted from The World Bank website, August 22 2014 - In the wake of the current Ebola crisis, the 2011 movie Contagion (See the trailer here) directed by Steven Soderbergh has repeatedly been cited as one of the ...

CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas
August 20, 2014

CBA Ebola Briefing for Broadcasters in Affected Areas

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Published by the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association (CBA), this 8-page guide is designed to help broadcasters in Ebola-affected areas "to develop a clear strategy to ensure that they are able to provide continuous and effective operations ...

Ebola and C4D
August 7, 2014

Ebola and C4D

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"Access to timely and accurate life-saving information is hence absolutely crucial. This is where UNICEF is focusing its efforts moving forward." - UNICEF Representative in Guinea, Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoy.

January 28, 2006

Effective Media Communication During Public Health Emergencies

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This set of materials includes a handbook, field guide, and wall chart. Handbook The handbook describes a seven-step process to assist officials and others to communicate effectively through the media during emergencies. Based on the belief that ...

WHO Outbreak Communication Guidelines
January 28, 2006

WHO Outbreak Communication Guidelines

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This document was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify and disseminate information about best practices for communicating with the public, often through the mass media, during a disease outbreak. It was developed based on a ...

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

August 30, 2001

Comparison of the Fundamental Characteristics of Four Orientations

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Editor's note: While the following comparison has a focus on health issues, it may be applicable to any development issues. SOURCE OF ACTION Social Marketing (SM): Agency or organisation Public Relations (PR): Agency or ...

CDC's Health Communication Wheel
August 30, 2001

CDC's Health Communication Wheel

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From the March-April 1993, Vol. 106, No. 2 181 publication"Policy", this article entitled "Health Communication Takes on New Dimensions at CDC" of Dr. William L. Roper, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States, ...

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