The Ebola Community Action Platform, known as ECAP, is a large social mobilization project, funded by USAID and developed by Mercy Corps. Established in 2014 at the height of the Ebola crisis, it worked through a huge network of over 70 NGOs, who helped spread life-saving information in their communities.
With continued funding from USAID, Mercy Corps will now build on this network to contribute to Ebola recovery and emergency preparedness.
How it works
Through a network of local organizations, ECAP 2 aims to give people the tools they need to better respond to outbreaks. In particular, partners will train and strengthen over 1,500 Community Health Committees and connect them with clinics and health programs, and help them develop community action plans for disease surveillance and response.
Health groups and local radio partners will also do awareness activities to promote behaviours that reduce the threat of epidemics: for example, participation in vaccination and sanitation programs.
The program will run until June 2016.