Community Led Ebola Management and Eradication (CLEME)

The CLEME (Community Led Ebola Man- agement and Eradication) programme aims at triggering the behavioural change needed by the communities to strengthen community resilience to the outbreak and prevent further resurgence by ensuring real and sustainable improvements through:

  • Providing the communities with the means to conduct their own appraisal and analysis of the Ebola outbreak, their safety regarding the disease and its con- sequence if nothing is done;
  • Instilling a feeling of urgency in engaging in community actions that will prevent the community experiencing infections;
  • Supporting technically the communities in the implementation of the identified solutions and actions adopted.

CLEME (Community Led Ebola Management and Eradication) is an approach developed under the initiative of Action Contre la Faim (ACF) Sierra Leone hygiene promotion field teams, at the start of the Ebola outbreak, based on extensive experience with the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach. Through community dialog, using participative tools to encourage engagement of all groups of a given community, CLEME aims at providing communities with the means to identify their own risks regarding Ebola, and organize a community defined plan of action to address them.

This publication aims to provide access to main information resulting from the implementation of the Community Led Ebola Man- agement and Eradication (CLEME) approach implemented in Sierra Leone during the Ebola Emergency 2014-2015.

2015 / ACF Sierra Leone

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