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Social Mobilization Action Consortium: Community Engagement data from the 2014-2016 Sierra Leone Ebola outbreak

posted on 14.06.2019 by Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Benjamin M. Althouse, Laura Skrip, Jamie Bedson
The Social Mobilization Action Consortium (SMAC) was Sierra Leone’s largest coordinated community engagement initiative during the 2014 - 2016 Ebola outbreak. It worked in all 14 districts in Sierra Leone across >12,000 communities (approximately 70% of all communities), through 2,466 trained Community Mobilizers, a network of 2,000 mosques and churches, and 42 local radio stations.

We present an extensive dataset of community engagement and monitoring with a focus on over 50,000 SMAC weekly reports collected by Community Mobilizers between December 2014 and September 2015. We share raw data transcribed from paper forms (starting in the Fall of 2014) and taken directly from digital reports (April 2015 and beyond).

Reference: Community Engagement during outbreak response: standards, approaches, and lessons from the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone

Authors: Jamie Bedson, Mohamed F. Jalloh, Danielle Pedi, Saiku M. Bah, Katharine Owen, Allan Oniba, Musa Sangarie, James Fofanah, Mohamed B. Jalloh, Paul Sengeh, Laura A. Skrip, Benjamin M. Althouse, Laurent Hébert-Dufresne

Available at: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/661959v1