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What is EBODAC

In response to the ongoing Ebola virus crisis the Ebola Vaccine Deployment, Acceptance and Compliance (EBODAC) consortium has been developing strategies and tools to promote the acceptance and uptake of new Ebola vaccines, to help the right persons receive the right vaccine at the right time. According to the WHO, good outbreak control relies on a package of interventions namely, community engagement, contact tracing and social mobilisation.

EBODAC uses community engagement, enabling technologies such as iris scanning and phone messaging as well as clear communication methods to build trust and address misconceptions surrounding the vaccine in the community.

EBODAC worked to build local knowledge and capacity and strengthen health systems by working with Ministries of Health and Community Health Workers by providing training and preparedness activities for the potential future deployment of a licensed vaccine. Funded by the European Union, our partners in the consortium are Janssen Pharmaceuticals, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Grameen Foundation.

Johnson & Johnson Announces European Commission Approval for Janssen’s Preventive Ebola Vaccine.

Read J&J's press release here


Where are we working?

EBODAC Publications

  • EBODAC web story: A complete overview of the EBODAC project from inception to completion. Click here
  • A guidebook on Community Engagement, Communications, and Technology for Clinical Trials in Outbreak Settings. Click here
  • Power, fairness and trust: understanding and engaging with vaccine trial participants and communities in the setting up the EBOVAC-Salone vaccine. Click here
  • Making enabling technologies work in Prime-Boost vaccination programs. Click here
  • Controversial Ebola vaccine trials in Ghana: a thematic analysis of critiques and rebuttals in digital news. Click here
  • Overcoming the challenges of iris scanning to identify minors (1–4 years) in the real-world setting. Click here
  • Mobile training and support (MOTS) service—using technology to increase Ebola preparedness of remotely-located community health workers. Click here
  • Assessment of the Readiness of Community Health Workers to Participate in a Mobile Training and Support Services Innovation: Results of a Functionality Assessment in Bo District, Sierra Leone 2018. Click here
  • EBODAC 3C Gap Analysis Tool. Click here