List of helpful acronyms

CCC: Community Care Center

CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)

CHW: Community Health Worker

DERC: District Ebola Response Center(s)

DRC: Democratic Republic of the Congo

EPPM: Extended Parallel Process Model

ETU: Ebola Treatment Unit

EVD: Ebola Virus Disease

FBO: Faith-Based Organization

HC3: Health Communication Capacity Collaborative

HW: Health Worker

I-Kit: Implementation Kit

ICT: Information and Communication Technology

IPC/C: Interpersonal Counseling and Communication

KAP: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices

M&E: Monitoring and Evaluation

MNCH: Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

MOH: Ministry of Health

MOHS: Ministry of Health and Sanitation (Sierra Leone)

NERC: National Ebola Response Center

NGO: Non-Governmental Organization

NTF: National Task Force

PAHO: Pan-American Health Organization

PPE: Personal Protective Equipment

SBCC: Social and Behavior Change Communication

SM: Social Mobilization

SMART: Strategic, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound

SMS: Short Message Service

SOP: Standard Operating Procedures

TOR: Terms of Reference

TOT: Training of Trainers

UNICEF: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

UNMEER: United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response

USAID: United States Agency for International Development

WHO: World Health Organization