Epidemics

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

Type:

Working paper

Organization:

CREID

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.

  • Religion
  • Burials

28 April 2021

Ebola: ECV/RCCE training of trainers package

Type:

Training Material

Organization:

IFRC

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.

  • Ebola
  • French
  • Training

27 May 2020

Evaluation of the Ebola Recovery Community Trust project

Type:

Report

Organization:

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.

  • Africa
  • Disease
  • Ebola
  • Emergencies
  • Epidemics
  • Evaluation
  • Information as aid

1 April 2020

Sharing midterm review findings with communities

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

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.

  • Africa
  • Epidemics
  • Pneumonia

30 March 2020

Ebola champion leads prevention efforts to protect her community

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC, Ugandan Red Cross

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.

  • Ebola
  • Risk Communication

3 July 2019

Beneficiary communication: regional overview: ebola operations

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC

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.

  • Advice
  • Disease
  • Epidemics
  • Health
  • Health communications