Community Engagement Team
In DRC, World Vision has a dedicated Community Engagement Team who are working with local communities to address the stigma surrounding Ebola, common rumours and misconceptions of the disease and Ebola vaccination.
World Vision support Community Health Workers (CHWs) who conduct household meetings to educate communities about the vaccine, address any questions or concerns and follow up with participants to encourage them to return for their boost (2nd) dose of the vaccine and tracing of participants who have missed their boost dose.
We have also trained faith leaders, women and youth leaders in Channels of Hope for Ebola to facilitate the mobilization of participants for vaccine uptake and compliance.
EBODAC is also supporting the use of MOTECH (see description below) in the DRC vaccine trials, which is utilised to remind participants of their scheduled clinic appointments.
*The MOTECH platform supports clinical trial teams to effectively recall participants to receive the second dose of the prime-boost vaccine regimen or attend scheduled clinic visits. It has been successfully deployed and adapted to the needs of a multilingual population with a high rate of illiteracy and a lack of familiarity with clinical trials