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Epidemic Ready: Community Engagement Key in Fight against Ebola

Epidemic Ready: Community Engagement Key in Fight against Ebola

  <h4>Documenting Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to Prevent Epidemics in West Africa </h4>
Publication Date
Monday, April 16, 2018

Motivated by the belief that community engagement is essential at all stages of epidemic preparedness and response, at the height of the Ebola virus disease epidemic in West Africa, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) launched a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) project designed to halt transmission and stop the disease from spreading to neighbouring countries in the region. This IFRC case study describes the project and some of the lessons learned that emerged from it.

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/IFRC_CEA-in-Ebola-preparedness_Operational-case-study_FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 8-page case study in PDF format.</a></div>
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IFRC website, May 2 2018. Image caption/credit: An interactive radio programme underway as part of the EU-funded West Africa Ebola and other epidemic disease preparedness project. Credit: IFRC

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