New research report: Localized communication minimizes the impact of Ebola in DRC

23 June, 2021

Dear HIFA colleagues,

I am pleased to share the report of our assessment following DRC’s 11th Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province. You can find the full report, report brief, research video summaries, and further language insights and recommendations here.

Speaking primarily with local community members and responders, we found that the response proved the merits of localized, multilingual communication. However, our research also highlighted the need for national and international organizations and authorities to better support local communicators for future disease outbreaks and the broader humanitarian response across the country. Exclusion of Twa-speaking communities from risk communication efforts, as in the 2018 Ebola response, was a particular concern.

Please do share this report [ ] widely with other colleagues who might be interested. And do get in touch if you have any comments or questions about our work in DRC.

Mia Marzotto

Senior Advocacy Officer

Skype: miacrocetti

WhatsApp: +39 333 743 9807

HIFA profile: Mia Marzotto is Senior Advocacy Officer at Translators without Borders. She is based in New York City, USA. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Multilingualism.

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