Communicable diseases kill more than 14 million people around the world every year. Those diseases include respiratory infections, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, tuberculosis, malaria and measles. An increase in the number and severity of natural disasters has exacerbated this problem.
Epidemics are a constant threat to the well-being of communities everywhere, especially in societies where resources are scarce. Managing epidemics, or preferably preventing them, is a priority for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. Populations frequently experience epidemics when they are affected by emergencies.
A large part of the Movement’s response to health needs in emergencies and epidemics relies on the Red Cross and Red Crescent volunteers in their communities.
Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV): A Training Manual, 2008 – Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV)
The Epidemic Control for Volunteers training manual and accompanying toolkit are intended for at volunteers and their trainers in local branches of National Societies.Whilst not exhaustive, the training aims to familiarize volunteers with the most common epidemics and those that cause the most…
- Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV): A Training Manual, 2008
- ECV Community Message Tools summary
- ECV Action Tools [English] | [Cambodian]
- ECV Community Message Posters – a series of 25 posters, based on the Community Message Tools (as a part of ECV Tool Kit), now developed specifically for South-East Asian communities.
- ECV Disease Tools
- Summary list of diseases, actions and community messages within the epidemic control for volunteers (ECV) toolkit
Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV) Rollout
Review of the Epidemic Control for Volunteers’ Toolkit – Rollout in Asia Pacific, 2011 – 2014
This document provides a review of the Epidemic Control for Volunteers (ECV) Manual and Toolkit and its rollout in Asia Pacific. It includes case studies on the use of the toolkit in a number of countries in Asia Pacific.
- Introduction: Epidemic control for Volunteers Toolkit and Training Manual (Slides)
- Implementation of Epidemic Control for Volunteers, Dhaka, March 2012 – Afghan Red Crescent Society
- Rollout of the Epidemic Control for Volunteers Toolkit for Pakistan Red Crescent
- Epidemic Control for Volunteers: 1) Overview of rollout in other zones 2) Key findings of the 2011 ECV review
- Afghan Red Crescent: Master Facilitator Training on Epidemic Control for Volunteers and Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage in Emergencies, Kabul, December 2010
Comic Book: Protecting Communities – Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
This comic book is a children-friendly tool to support school safety, to raise awareness and prevention of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, zika and chikungunya, with the key messages: clean up, cover up and keep it up.
- Epidemic Control for Volunteers – Pacific Toolkit – Disease Tool 1 You can Prevent Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika (May 2016)
- Epidemic Control for Volunteers – Pacific Toolkit – Disease Tool 2 Act on Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika (May 2016)
- Comic Book: Protecting Communities – Malaria Prevention
- Comic Book: Protecting Communities – Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
- Malaria Prevention Infographics
- Dengue – a silent disaster poster