The Ebola Communication Network is an online collection of Ebola resources, materials and tools from and for the global health community.
Ebola SBCC Materials
Updated August 2015
(Newest materials are at the top of the Resource List below)
The World Health Organization has declared that the July 2014 outbreak of Ebola Virus in Africa is an extraordinary event, and experts at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have noted that communication is critical in stemming the outbreak. To that end, the Health COMpass provides below a list of SBCC materials that are publicly available. If you have any other materials to add to this list, please contribute them or contact us.
Read more about the critical role that communication plays in the Ebola crisis.
We will continue to add more items, so please check back often.
Banner Photo: Health personnel at the entrance of an isolation ward for patients suspected to have the Ebola virus in Bundibugyo District, Western Uganda. In the background is a shelter to hold the dead bodies of Ebola patients before they are taken for burial. © 2007 Bizimungu Kisakye, Courtesy of Photoshare
The consolidated checklist for Ebola virus disease preparedness aims to help countries to assess and test their level of readiness, and be used as a tool for identifying concrete action to be taken by countries and how they will be supported by the international community to close potentially existing gaps.
This algorithm document was created to aid in planning for an Ebola outbreak. It illustrates what path to take in case of several scenarios. It also provides a blank template for specific actions, detailing the action and leaving blank space for the person responsible, whether the action was completed, and what the long-term priorities are.
This is a guideline for training community volunteers to educate communities about the Ebola outbreak and to mobilize them to prevent and control the outbreak in their communities. The guidelines outline the key messages that community volunteers should be trained on to be able to effectively educate and mobilize communities about Ebola.
This is a timeline of the Ebola epidemic, including global milestones interspersed with the work of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) teams in Liberia and in the United States. With active cases in Guinea and in Sierra Leone and the return of EVD to Liberia in June, our work continues.
This Field Guide is a resource book for community mobilizers, field staff, and trainers to support planning, implementing and follow-up of Community-Led Ebola Action (CLEA) social mobilisation activities in Sierra Leone.
This document focuses on quickly developing an effective communication strategy for addressing Ebola. It does not address other aspects of handling Ebola such as treatment, quarantine control, infection prevention, medical staff training, monitoring, logistics and epidemiology.
This is a training program for service providers and communication professionals working in Ebola-affected countries.
This page on the CDC website offers seven radio spots in ten local languages:
This poster lists and illustrates six Ebola symptoms :
- Bloody diarrhea
- Bloody nose or gums
- Vomiting blood
- Muscle and joint pain
- Skin rash
The poster also advises people to report to a health center if any of these symptoms appear.
This poster describes what Ebola is, its signs and symptoms, how it is spread, how to prevent it, and how to treat it.
This poster presents "Do's" and "Don'ts" for Ebola protection.
This poster lists and illustrates five ways to keep abols from spreading:
This poster explains the Ebola virus and lists symptoms as well as prevention techniques
This banner was produced by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to be used in African countries. It provides informationa bout how Ebola is spread, what it is, and what to do if one has symptoms. It also provides an emergency phone number to call if one has questions, and encourages going to a health clinic if an infection is sus
This pamphlet explains what Ebola is, how it is spread, its signs and symptoms, and how it can be prevented. It directs information to community members as well as to health workers.
In the summer of 2014, an Ebola virus outbreak centered on three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, with potential for further spread to neighboring African countries. In reponse, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created many communication materials, one of which is this question and answer sheet, to help