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.

13 April 2022

Community feedback webinar series | COVID-19 vaccine boosters

Type:

Webinar

Organization:

IFRC

The community Feedback Webinar series aims to leverage RCCE/CEA technical support to strengthen the responses to COVID-19 undertaken by each African National Society by promoting monthly interactive discussions and peer learning opportunities across the Africa region. This time we will be discussing how to address concerns and misinformation around COVID-19 boosters joined by the Malawi Red Cross. Brief reports in English and French are also available to support the discussions.

  • Feedback
  • French
  • Misinformation/ rumours
  • Vaccines
  • Webinar

4 April 2022

IFRC Epidemic Control Toolkit

Type:

Tool

Organization:

IFRC

The Epidemic Control Toolkit provides guidance on evidence-based methods to prevent and control the spread of epidemics at the community-level, and guidance on appropriate referral and basic care for the sick.

  • Arabic
  • Epidemic control
  • Epidemics
  • French
  • Health
  • Spanish
  • Toolkit

10 March 2022

Kenya CP3 KAP report

Type:

Report

Organization:

IFRC, Kenya Red Cross

This report captures findings from a knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) survey carried out in Kenya as part of the community epidemic and pandemic preparedness program (CP3). It also includes data on care-seeking behaviour, decision-making, key influencers, and preferred communication channels.

  • Epidemics
  • Health communications
  • KAP
  • Preparedness

7 March 2022

Breaking the silos in community-driven epidemic preparedness

Type:

Case Study

Organization:

IFRC

A case study on IFRC’s Community Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness Program (CP3) which applies a model of community engagement and participation, engaging both national and local leaders and influencers to drive locally-led change, strengthening their ability to prevent, detect and respond to disease threats before they become outbreaks.

  • Epidemic control
  • Health communications
  • Mobile cinema
  • Preparedness
  • Radio
  • Vaccines

1 March 2022

RCCE during the COVID-19 response

Type:

Video

Organization:

Lebanese Red Cross

In this video, Lebanese Red Cross volunteers share accurate and reliable information with the community to encourage and enable them to adopt healthy behaviours and prevent the spread of infectious diseases during an outbreak.

  • Arabic
  • COVID-19
  • Lebanon
  • RCCE

23 February 2022

Video tutorial: How do we build a baseline? 5 steps to apply the LQAS method

Type:

Video

Organization:

IFRC, Save the Children, US AID

This animated video tutorial “How do we build a baseline? 5 steps to apply the LQAS method ” illustrates the main steps to implement a baseline applying the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) method, presenting concrete examples from the Zika outbreak response in the Americas.

  • Baseline
  • Spanish
  • Tutorial
  • Video
  • Zika