Catholic Relief Services's Response to Ebola Crisis

Operational Summary: 

CRS has been collaborating with the Catholic Church, local leaders, and the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone on large public awareness campaigns to educate people on Ebola prevention, transmission and proper treatment. Trained volunteers to go door-to-door, distributing posters, fliers, fact sheets, and other materials with educational information. CRS has also partnered with local radio stations to broadcast regular public service announcements in local languages. CRS is also providing support to our local partner, Caritas, to educate religious leaders and parish volunteers about the disease and prepare them to act as advocates in their communities. The goal is to help families and neighbors understand the virus and the actions necessary to prevent it from spreading.

Response Type: 
Education