Ebola

Oxfam staff inform communities about the symptoms and precautions to take for Ebola, in Mangina, DRC. Photo: John Wessels/Oxfam

Blog: How to Build Community Trust to Fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The world’s second-biggest Ebola outbreak is still raging in DRC. Research has shown that distrust is one of the biggest obstacles in this Ebola fight. Oxfam’s Andrea Vera Nava outlines three ways to work with local communities to build their trust and increase the success of an Ebola response in a conflict context.

Community Health Volunteers receiving training in Clara Town, Liberia, November 2014. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: Oxfam's 10 lessons for working with communities to fight Ebola

Following the news of an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), here’s a summary of lessons learned from Oxfam’s community engagement during the 2014–15 Ebola response in Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Duoi checking hygiene kits in Yemen. Photo: Oxfam

Blog: Diary of an Oxfam aid worker

Originally from the Philippines, Oxfam humanitarian aid worker Duoi Ampilan has helped people facing disaster all over the world. Here, he tells us why his job is now more important than ever.

Naomi Kollie, an Oxfam Community Health Volunteer, demonstrates hand-washing to a community in Clara Town, Sierra Leone. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

Blog: What can the Ebola crisis teach us about responding to Zika?

Reliable information can serve as a form of immunization when people are able to act on it. This is one lesson from the Ebola crisis that is worth remembering as the world responds to the “explosive” spread of the Zika virus.

Oxfam distributes hygiene kits in Sankhu, after the Nepal Earthquake. Photo: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam, May 2015

Blog: Oxfam’s humanitarian year 2015

As we move into 2016 Tim Bierley, Oxfam Hum

Health worker, Sister Agnus Memorial Maternity Clinic, Gardnersville, Liberia. Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Oxfam

Blog: 7,000 people, one clinic, no running water: Ebola and West Africa’s chronic health crisis

Ebola policy lead, Jess Skinner, describes how health care workers in Liberia have continued to provide basic services throughout the Ebola crisis, despite the personal risks involved and a chronic lack of resources.

Oxfam handwashing station at a school in Monrovia. Photo: Carsten Völz/Oxfam

Blog: Ebola again in Liberia: Hope dampened but not destroyed

No complacency: The mood after

Oxfam water tank, Ebola response, Sierra Leone. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Ofam

Blog: Ebola crisis: Major concern in Sierra Leone as transmission remains high

Catherine Meredith, Ebola Response

Teaching children how to wash hands, Oxfam Ebola response in Sierra Leone. Photo: Tommy Trenchard/Oxfam

Blog: Ebola has cancelled Christmas: Life under quarantine in Sierra Leone

When working in communications and media relations, a big part of your job is to show and tell the world what you have seen. One of my first assignments in Sierra Leone was to watch Oxfam distributing hygiene kits in the slums of Freetown and talk with quarantined families.

Oxfam's Big Heads in Brisbane, for the G20 Summit, in November 2014. Photo: Jason Malouin/Oxfam

Blog: A verdict on the G20: Some progress on inequality, little new on Ebola

By Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International - Last week I travelled to Brisbane, Australia to take the voice of poor people to the powerful – the summit of the leaders of the Group of 20 most powerful economies. 

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