The WHO declared a new outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in DRC in August 2018, the 10th such outbreak in the country. World Vision Ireland as part of the EBODAC consortium began supporting the clinical trials of Ebola Vaccines in DRC in 2019. We have been working closely with our partner organisation, World Vision DRC, to develop and implement communication and community engagement strategies and to support the use of enabling technologies.
EBODAC is supporting the development and roll out of communication tools and a community engagement strategy. This includes technical support training, field visit reviews and cross border engagements between DRC and Rwanda on rumour management and best practices in addressing rumours or challenges.