News

Home » News

October, 2022
The Ebola Outbreak: What Journalists Need to Know

To gain the latest information on the disease, and to get advice on how to deal with the stigma and rumours that are surrounding this latest Ebola outbreak, the ESAR RCCE Media Dialogue is featuring two speakers on different aspects of this health emergency. Dr. Otim Patrick Cossy Ramadan, Health Emergency Officer, Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Cluster, World Health Organization in Brazzaville, to explain the science of Ebola and the latest on spread and containment.

Dr. Michael Gubay of South Sudan will share his experience dealing with Ebola outbreaks and he’ll provide some guidance for journalists on how to avoid repeating false info, stereotypes, and stigmatizing of people based on the names given to Ebola strains.

Recent posts

The Collective Helpdesk’s first Community of Practice – October 2022

The Collective Helpdesk’s first Community of Practice – October 2022

The one-hour session on 20 October began with introductions for thematic leads and contributing organizations of the Collective Helpdesk to get to know one another. Following that, an overview of questions, testimonies and quarter 3 numbers were provided. The second half of the session was spent listening to and discussing the challenges faced by media practitioners in getting access to technical support at the country level.

read more
A new guidance for RCCE Coordination in public Health Emergencies

A new guidance for RCCE Coordination in public Health Emergencies

The Collective Service releases today a new Risk Communications and Community Engagement (RCCE) in Public Health Emergencies coordination interim guidance. This is drawn from global best practice of RCCE coordination, developed over the two years since this pillar was established during the COVID-19 response, and from other public health emergency responses.

read more