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Sierra Leone

World Vision Ireland, as part of the EBODAC consortium, has played a key role in supporting clinical trials of Ebola Vaccines in Sierra Leone. Since 2015, we have worked closely with our local partner organisation, World Vision Sierra Leone to implement a number of innovative strategies and tools to support communications and community engagement for a series of clinical Ebola Vaccine trials.

World Vision works closely with local communities through a team of Community Liaison facilitators to address rumours and misinformation surrounding Ebola and Ebola vaccines, as well as ensuring participant retention in the trials through follow up visits and regular community stakeholder gatherings.

The EBODAC consortium has also developed a number of innovative technologies to enhance participant identification and retention in the trials.