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.
1 July 2021
Death and funerary practices in the context of epidemics: Upholding the rights of religious minorities
This working paper explores the challenges that emerge when public health measures to mitigate the risk of infection during an epidemic infringe on the rights of religious communities to say a final farewell to their loved ones according to their customs.
28 April 2021
Ebola: ECV/RCCE training of trainers package
A collection of resources, including the ECV/RCCE ToT training recordings, PPTs, and training materials as well as guidance notes, social science research and studies, audio visual aid related to Ebola and additional resources from the Ebola response in DRC. Available in English and French.
27 May 2020
Evaluation of the Ebola Recovery Community Trust project
Organisation:Finnish Red Cross
An evaluation of the Ebola Recovery Community Trust Project, a three-year project developed by the Swedish Red Cross in partnership with Sierra Leone Red Cross Society to address environmental concerns of the Ebola Virus Disaster response, with appropriate messaging for communities.
1 April 2020
Sharing midterm review findings with communities
This case study documents how the Zambia Red Cross Society adopted a Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) approach during their three-year Pneumonia Reduction Project.
30 March 2020
Ebola champion leads prevention efforts to protect her community
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.
3 July 2019
Beneficiary communication: regional overview: ebola operations
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.
3 July 2019
You probably don't have ebola if…
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.
2 July 2019
Polio eradication and routine EPI
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.
2 July 2019
Essentials for excellence
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.
29 June 2019
Red Cross mobilises 600,000 community members in fight against ebola
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.
29 June 2019
Epidemic ready: community engagement key in fight against ebola
An IFRC case study which documents best practices in Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) to prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa.
17 June 2019
Behaviour change communication strategy for cholera and recommendations for sustainability of beneficiary communications activities
A behaviour change communication strategy from the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society, in relation to attitudes and practices towards cholera.
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