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Arts in Ebola Response: Artist and Program Repository

NameOrganizationLocation
Adolphus Scott
Liberian communication Specialist
adscott@unicef.org
+231-(0)770-25-7113
Website
Ebola Prevention
UNICEFLiberia
Amadou & Mariam
Musician
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
"Africa Stop Ebola" song
IndependentMali
Andy Stanley
Artist/Carpenter
alphasierratango@gmail.com
not currently known
Website
Musician/Carpenter
IndependentNBO, Kenya
Bernard Benson “DJ Blue”
General Manager/Co-Producer Ebola is Real
info@Hottfm1079.com
043 289-2725
Website
Hott FM's Ebola health messaging
Hott FM/ night DJ/ UNICEFMonrovia, Liberia
C. Boakye-Agyemang
Communications Officer
boakyeagyemangc@who.int
47241 39100
Website
not currently known
WHO/AFROBrazzaville, Republic of Congo
Carissa Ettienne
Regional Director
cettienne@paho.org
202-974-3000
Website
Promoting health information and communication technologies
PAHO/WHOWashington, DC
Carlos Chirinos
Senior Teaching Fellow/ Director of SOAS Radio
carlos@soas.ac.uk
020 7898 4984
Website
http://soasradio.org/cassoas
SOAS University of LondonLondon, UK
Carolyn Kindelan
comm. manager
cmkindelan@mediaimpact.org
231-(0)770-25-7110
Website
#ISurvivedEbola
PCI Media ImpactGreater New York City Area
Chad Harper
CEO
chadharper@hiphopsaveslives.org
917.406.8289
Website
Public Health Messaging through Hip-Hop
Hip Hop Saves LivesNY, NY
Charlie Haffner
Theater, Radio Plays, and Song
freetongplayersinternational@gmail.com
(+232) 76 72 12 52
Website
Workshop with YWCA
Freetong Players InternationalFreetown, SIERRA LEONE
Cheikh Niang
Professor
cniang1@yahoo.fr
not currently known
Website
Associate Researcher to AIDS 2031 Project
Cheikh Anta Diop UniversityDakar, Senegal
Christine De Agostini
Chief of Education
cdagostini@unicef.org
231 0770 26 7550
Website
Radio program to benefit school children
UNICEFLiberia
DenG
Musician
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
Press Contact: Alice Yawo 774-578-1173
Website
"Ebola is Real" song
IndependentMonrovia, Liberia
Dr. Allen F. Roberts
Professor, Department of World Arts and Culture/Dance
aroberts@arts.ucla.edu
(310) 825-3951
Website
UCLA Dept. of World Arts and Cultures/DanceLos Angeles, CA
Dr. David Gere
Professor
dgere@ucla.edu
310 206-1334
Website
Make Art/Stop AIDS
UCLA Dept. of World Arts and Cultures/DanceLos Angeles, CA
Dr. Delanyo Dovlo
Director
dovlod@who.int
206.543.0670
Website
Survey of Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools
WHO/AFROBrazzaville, Republic of Congo
Dr. Francis Kasolo
Director (Disease Prevention and Control Cluster)
kasolof@afro.who.int
'+47241 39983
Website
Africa Public Health Emergency Fund
WHO/AFROBrazzaville, Republic of Congo
Dr. Matshidiso Moeti
Regional Director
moeti@afro.who.int
47241 39100
Website
not currently known
WHO/AFROBrazzaville, Republic of Congo
Dr. Samuel Anderson
Researcher/Post-Doc
smanderson@ucla.edu
not currently known
Website
documentary on Hassan Jalloh
Harvard - Mahindra Humanities CenterBoston, MA
Dr. Tigest Ketsela
Director
ketselat@afro.who.int
'+47241 39309
Website
Pediatric and Reproductive Health in Africa
WHO/AFROAlbany, New York
Edwin Tweh "D12"
Liberian Musician / "Ebola in Town"
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
"Ebola is Real" song
IndependentLiberia, Africa
Elliot Adekoya, "The Milkman"
DJ
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
Music to stop Ebola
SKy FMMonrovia, Liberia
Eric Kabore
Artist/Percussion and Dance
erickabore@facebook.com
not currently known
Website
Musician/Educator
IndependentBurkina Faso
F.A.
Musician
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
"Ebola is Real" song
IndependentMonrovia, Liberia
Hanna Oltean
Applied Epidemiology Fellow
yms1@cdc.gov
(ask Jason McDonald)
Website
Epidemiology developments in Washington State
CDCGeorgia
Hassan Jalloh
Cultural Dance, Song, and Variety Show
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
(+232) 76 15 44 40
Website
Mende song on Ebola
Warrior Mystical Power and Cultural Dance TroupeBo, SIERRA LEONE (tours throughout south and east)
Issa A. Davies
comm. Specialist
idavies@unicef.org
(232) 78 368 975
Website
Sierra Leone Ebola Blog
UNICEFSIERRA LEONE
Jason McDonald
Health Communications Specialist
jason.mcdonald@cdc.hhs.gov
404-639-7700
Website
Ebola Training
CDCAtlanta, Georgia
Joan Howe
comm. Specialist
jhowe@unicef.org
29 65 71 94
Website
Mobilizing UNICEF Copenhagen
UNICEFCopenhagen, Denmark
John Sibi Okumu
Artist/Activist
ojwolijwoli@gmail.com
(+254) 20 675 1011
Website
Names of artists to speak with in West Africa; support towards idea of using arts in public health and willingness to distribute information in Nairobi and throughout his networks
Ketebul StudiosNBO, Kenya
Johnathan Shadid
Communications for Development (C4D)
jdshadid@unicef.org
(221) 33 869 76 34
Website
Communications for Developoment - WCARO
UNICEF Regional Office (WCARO)Dakar, Senegal
Kwame Fitzjohn
Media Contact
noslina2011@aol.com
(+1-202) 696-0046
Website
Community driven partnerships to fight Ebola
NOSLINAFreetown, SIERRA LEONE
LATA (Liberian Artists Together for Advancement)
Musicians/Activists
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
The "Hope Song"
Liberian Artists Together for AdvancementMonrovia, Liberia
Laurent Duvillier
Media Relations
lduvillier@unicef.org
221 33 869 5858
Website
Company Website
UNICEFDAKAR / WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA
Leslie Lumeh
Visual Artist/Cartoonist
leslie@leslielumeh.com
886430483
Website
Community Outreach
IndependentMonrovia, Liberia
Liberian Women's Chorus for Change
Musicians/Activists
toni@folkloreproject.org
not currently known
Website
Using music to inspire dialogue and action around community concerns in Liberian immigrant communities and beyond.
Liberian Women's Chorus for ChangePhiladelphia
Lillis Weeks
Artist/Professor
lillisjoy@yahoo.com
not currently known
Website
Ethnomusicological studies of Africa
SOAS University of LondonLondon, UK
Maia von Lekow
Musician/Songwriter
maia.vonlekow@gmail.com
not currently known
Website
Musician/Songwriter
Circle and Square ProductionsNBO, Kenya
Meredith Boyter
Artist
xxr0@cdc.gov
404.639.2655
Website
http://www.boyterstudio.com/
CDCAtlanta, GA
Mr. Bobson Kamara
President
bobsonarts@gmail.com
not currently known
Website
Musicians Union of Sierra Leone
PAUSL (Musicians Union of Sierra Leone)Freetown, Sierra Leone
Mr. Cecil Griffith
President
cbgriffiths@yahoo.com
not currently known
Website
Campaign against Ebola virus
MULIBMonrovia, Liberia
Mr. Gilles Fagninou
Assistant Secretary, Executive Board
gfagninou@unicef.org
(212) 824 6880
Website
Socio-economic development expert
UNICEFNEW YORK
Mr. Mamadou Barry
General Secretary
barrysko@yahoo.fr
not currently known
Website
Musicians Union of Guinea
AMIG (Musicians Union of Guinea)Conakry, Guinea
Mr. Nicolas Pron
Secretary of the Executive Board
npron@unicef.org
(212) 326 7084
Website
Special advisor to organization/administration
UNICEFNEW YORK
Mr. Thomas Dayan
Assistant General Secretary
thomas.dayan@fim-musicians.org
33 (0) 177 321 786
Website
International Federation of Musicians
FIMParis, France
Musa Sangarie
Programme Manager
musa.sangarie@bbcmediaaction.org
not currently known
Website
Kick Ebola out of Sierra Leone and Community-based Action Against Ebola
BBC Media ActionFreetown, Sierra Leone
Mutua Matheka
Photographer
mutua@mutuamatheka.co.ke
not currently known
Website
I'm a City Changer with UN Habitat
IndependentNBO, Kenya
Nathan Okite
Musician/Guitarist
nathanokite@gmail.com
not currently known
Website
Introductions to West African artists
IndependentNBO, Kenya
Nicole Hawk
Health Communications Specialist
wve5@cdc.gov
404-639-7700
Website
not currently known
CDCAtlanta, GA
Nora Rahimian
Manager, Arts for Change Strategist
norarahimian@yahoo.com
not currently known
Website
Manages Takun J
various, including Takun J & Hip Co Accountability NetworkLA, California
Oumou Sangare
Musician
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
"Africa Stop Ebola" song
IndependentMali
Peter Cole
Musician
management@petercoleonline.com
221 70 852 37 21
Website
"Ebola is Real"
IndependentMonrovia, Liberia
Rukshan Ratnam
Communications Specialist
rratnam@unicef.org
231-(0)770-25-7111
Website
Supporting door-to-door prevention in Liberia
UNICEFLiberia
Ruth Stone
Professor of Ethnomusicology
stone@indiana.edu
812-855-0398
Website
Studies music of the Kpelle People of Liberia
Dept of Ethnomusicology, IUBloomington, IN
Salif Keita
Musician
webmestrefr-cl@umusic.com
not currently known
Website
"Africa Stop Ebola" song
IndependentMali
Samuel Morgan "Shadow"
Liberian Musician
shadowmrgn@yahoo.com
17635280963
Website
"Ebola is Real" song
IndependentMonrovia, Liberia
Save Liberia Project
Musicians
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
Music to stop Ebola
SKy FMMonrovia, Liberia
Sean Southey
CEO, PCI Media
SSouthey@mediaimpact.org
not currently known
Website
Using creative media to facilitate social change
PCI Media ImpactNY, NY
Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
Musicians
marshall@modiba.net
not currently known
Website
Ebola Campaign
Sierra Leone Refugee All StarsFreetown, Sierra Leone
Soul Fresh
Musician
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
"Ebola is Real" song
IndependentMonrovia, Liberia
Takun J (Jonathan Koffa)
Musician
takunj@yahoo.com
not currently known
Website
Ebola Pop Up Show, Hip Co Festival
IndependentLiberia, Africa
Thierry Delvigne-Jean
comm. Specialist
tdelvignejean@unicef.org
+221 33 869 5858
Website
Arts in public health blogging
UNICEFDAKAR / WEST & CENTRAL AFRICA
Tiken Jah Fakoly
Musician
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
"Africa Stop Ebola" song
IndependentMali
Timothy LaRose
comm. Specialist
tlarose@unicef.org
224.6223503
Website
Guinea Ebola Blog
UNICEFGUINEA
Titus Tally/Smile FM
Radio Station
tallyatoror@gmail.com
not currently known
Website
Reporting
Smile FMZwedru, Liberia
We Own TV - Banker White/Anna Fitch/Zach Niles/Alhaji "Black Nature" Kamara
Documentary Film Makers
info@weowntv.org
415 648 4250
Website
http://sierraleonesrefugeeallstars.com/ - http://survivorsfilm.com/ - http://weowntv.org/about/ebola-campaign/ - www.refugeeallstars.org
We Own TVFreetown, Sierra Leone
Xuman
Musician
notyetknown@notyetknown.com
not currently known
Website
"Ebola Est. La" song
IndependentDakar, Senegal
NameType
"Ebola in Town" D-12, Shadow and Kuzzy of 2Kings
Audio
"Ebola is Real": Group Works Beyond Government in Sierra Leone
NPR Podcast. Interview with John Caulker, Executive Director of the non-profit Fambul Tok.
Podcast
"Hope Song"
Song by LATA (Liberian Artists Together for Advancement)
Video
#ISurvivedEbola campaign
CNN coverage.
Video
Africa Stop Ebola
The Africa Stop Ebola organization is a collective of African musicians that have come together to record a song to help raise awareness about Ebola in Africa.
Video
Allow for safe burial when someone dies at home
Infographic provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
Document
Amid Ebola panic: Art inspirations
Slideshow presentation.
Slideshow
Ebola pop: chart-topping songs counter myths about virus
Podcast by CBC Radio. Interview with Adolphus Scott, UNICEF Liberian Communication Specialist.
Podcast
Ebola: Pop music a surprising weapon against the killer virus
Source: CBC News Collection of Audio and Video
Link
Hope in the Midst of an Outbreak: William's Story of Survival
PCI I Survived Ebola campaign
Video
Infographics and Illustrations - Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever
Collection of illustrations and Infographics provided by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
Link
Parody of "Umbrella" by Rihanna
Song by JT Rappe.
Video
Takun J and Soul Fresh
Liberian Hipco 2014
Audio
Takun J Performing
Music Video, MonseoTV.
Video
UNICEF-Liberia ("Ebola is Real")
Hott FM "Ebola is Real" song
Audio
What You Need to Know About Ebola
SciShow News gives you the facts on Ebola and the crisis in West Africa.
Video
WSO Nigeria, Safety Solutions Against Disease Outbreak and Infections
Informative video.
Video
NameLocationCountry
Accountability Lab
The Accountability Lab partners with civil society organizations in the developing world to build sustainable tools for new and innovative approaches to bolster accountability. The organization works to generate cost-effective relationships based on trust and cooperation rather than co-optation and dependency.
Monrovia, LiberiaLiberia
Africa Stop Ebola
Using the arts and media to stop the spread of Ebola, this team of musicians and artists from primarily West Africa is spearheading the effort to skew the spread of the disease and support recovery efforts through the multidisciplinary healing power of the arts. Partnering with SOAS University and recently awarded the USAID Ebola Grand Challenge Competition Grand Prize, this group stands to enact massive social change for individuals struggling to regain ground in their lives after the epidemic struck. Artists of the group include Tiken Jah Fakoly, Salif Keita, Amadou & Miriam, Oumou Sangare, Kandia Kora, among others.
InternationalUnited Kingdom
BBC Media Action
Communication – of all kinds – can reach large numbers of people, travel long distances to remote places, and speak many languages, all day and night. Our work with radio, television, digital and social media, mobile phones and face-to-face dialogue can also cross physical, political, economic and social divides. BBC Media Action’s communication projects are rooted in local people’s experiences and understanding. Our extensive research programme – called “world class” by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) – provides insight into audiences’ lives to ensure that our projects reflect their needs and circumstances. We also use our data to monitor how effectively our programmes engage people and stimulate change; lessons learned are then built into future projects. To share our findings and learning as widely as possible, we publish policy and research reports and briefings to inform communication for development practitioners and policy-makers.
Freetown, Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
Center for Arts in Medicine
The University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine is committed to advancing research, education and practice in arts in medicine, locally and globally. The Center undertakes work in three primary areas of focus: education and training, research, and outreach. The Center provides a framework for interdisciplinary collaboration among University of Florida faculty and students, healthcare providers, clinical artists, and our local and global communities. The Center develops and effects interdisciplinary research studies and educational curricula on all levels and serves as a national model for the arts in medicine research, education and training.
Gainesville, FLUnited States
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Promoting health literacy in West Africa and the United States.
Atlanta, GAUnited States
Elbow and Ed Sheeran among Band Aid 30 artists
One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Elbow are among the acts who will take part in a fourth version of the Band Aid charity single, Do They Know It's Christmas. Announcing the project, Bob Geldof and Midge Ure said the song's lyrics would be changed to reflect the Ebola crisis. The original was released in 1984. It sold 3.7 million copies and raised £8m for famine relief in Ethiopia. The new version will be recorded this Saturday and should be available for download on Monday morning.
InternationalUnited Kingdom
Hip Co Accountability Network
The Hip Co Accountability Network (in partnership with Accountability Lab) consists of 12 Liberian musicians, DJs, radio personalities, and producers who make, play, and talk about music that addresses real issues in Liberia and gives a voice to the people while also working together to create an infrastructure in their music industry that includes things like copyright protections and minimum play laws. The Ambassadors are Takun J, Nasseman, JD Donzo, Shining Man, Lil Bishop, JB Soulfresh, Dr. C, Santos, Blackest 305, Uncle Shaq, Picardor, and Pochano.
Monrovia, LiberiaLiberia
Hip Hop Saves Lives
Hip Hop Saves Lives (HHSL) is a non profit organization that is here to re-instate the original purpose of Hip Hop. We do this by teaching humanity through hip hop. Why, because Hip Hop came from humanity. It's original purpose was to serve as an alternative to gang and street life. In the words of its founder Kool Herc "it was just a way to reach the kids, it just happened to come through music" We teach humanity through Hip Hop as a youth program entitled Kids Helping Kids; A Hip Hop Experience. We teach at NYC schools, a homeless teen shelter, incarcerated youth, teens on probation and at two schools in Haiti.
NY, NYUnited States
Hott FM
HOTT FM 107.9 is the choice of the youth and has captivated its audience in its short broadcasting tenure. With its distinctive motto, "Da Fiyah?", HOTT FM 107.9 has proven itself to be the fire for its young audience and continues to surprise Monrovia and the surrounding areas. Unlike other radio stations, HOTT FM has branded itself as the only station you should be listening to because if you aren't listening, you are missing something special. It's more than radio.it's HOTT!!!
Monrovia, LiberiaLiberia
Ketebul Studios
Welcome to Ketebul Music. We are a not for profit, non governmental organisation, based in Nairobi, Kenya. We are a record label, video production facility and recording studio, based at the Go Down Arts Centre in the industrial district. Ketebul Music is an unprecedented outfit in the East and Central African region with a unique mission to combine the traditions of East African tribal music with the best of contemporary artists and is today home to highly skilled professionals and music enthusiasts. Ketebul Music exists to carry out research and promote the diverse fusion of traditional sounds of Kenya and East Africa through the documentation and archiving of the work of musicians. The research carried out by Ketebul Music involves the musicians themselves, their families, industry players such as producers and promoters, media personalities and the market audience
Nairobi, KenyaKenya
Liberian Artists Together for Advancement (LATA)
A group of Liberian Artistes working on a series of non-political projects in relation to Music,Conflict Resolution,Health, Culture & Social issues.
Monrovia, LiberiaLiberia
Liberian Women's Chorus for Change
The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change inspires awareness and dialogue about domestic violence and other concerns of the local Liberian community through traditional song and stories. Throughout the spring and summer, these exceptional singers and dancers will be performing for Philadelphia’s Liberians at various sites, and networking with local social service agencies and activists to connect people with resources so as to foster individual and community strength and dignity.
PhiladelphiaUnited States
MonseoTV
MonseoTV is the Liberian home of All Things Entertainment. We do our best to entertain our people through music, comedy, and film. To learn more about us, Go to YOUTUBE.COM/MONSEOTV
Atlanta, GALiberia
PCI Media Impact
Empowers communities worldwide to inspire positive social and environmental change throughout storytelling and creative communications.
New York, New YorkUnited States
PRI's The World (Public Radio International)
Public Radio International (PRI) is a global non-profit media company focused on the intersection of journalism and engagement to affect positive change in people’s lives. We create a more informed, empathetic and connected world by sharing powerful stories, encouraging exploration, connecting people and cultures, and creating opportunities to help people take informed action on stories that inspire them. Its mission is to serve audiences as a distinctive content source for information, insights and cultural experiences essential to living in our diverse, interconnected world. Founded in 1983, PRI audio, text and visual content is currently consumed by almost 19 million people each month.
Minneapolis, MNUnited States
Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and enflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.
Freetown, Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
SOAS
About SOAS, University of London SOAS, University of London is the only Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS is a remarkable institution. Uniquely combining language scholarship, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, it has the largest concentration in Europe of academic staff concerned with Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
London, UKUnited Kingdom
UN Global Ebola Response Coalition
We are the Global Ebola Response Coalition (GERC) - a committed group of organisations who are collectively playing a huge role in the global response to the Ebola outbreak. The coalition includes representatives of the most affected countries, bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs and UN Agencies and Foundations. It is a rich and diverse group who share a common purpose: to confront and end the Ebola outbreak. The key functions of the Coalition are: Establishing agreement on the strategic priorities of the response, ensuring operational consistency against the strategy and principles Sharing understanding of the priority needs in the Ebola response, and mobilizing and tracking the resources which are needed to deliver it Monitoring the outbreak and reporting on progress of the ebola response Ensuring credible and consistent communications between stakeholders, and to the wider public
InternationalLiberia
UNICEF
UNICEF is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. We have the global authority to influence decision-makers, and the variety of partners at grassroots level to turn the most innovative ideas into reality. That makes us unique among world organizations, and unique among those working with the young.
Dakar, SenegalSenegal
We Own TV - Banker White/Anna Fitch/Zach Niles/Alhaji "Black Nature" Kamara
WeOwnTV launched it’s first program in Sierra Leone by facilitating a month-long filmmaking workshop for 18 young men and women just outside the capital city Freetown. For the inaugural class of WeOwnTV: Sierra Leone, workshop participants were selected not based on technical skills or prior experience, but on the enthusiasm, eloquence and sense of purpose each of them exhibited during the interview process. Many participants had never had a camera or touched a computer and many had not finished school, but they each demonstrated an incredible strength and resolve in overcoming tragic circumstances. The aspiring filmmakers came from all areas of the country: the diamond-mining district of Kono, the dusty small town of Makeni (a rebel stronghold during the war) and from the hardscrabble slums of the country’s capital city, Freetown. The group includes ex-combatants, former child prostitutes, street children and physically disabled individuals all of whom showed they have a remarkable gift to give in their creativity. WeOwnTv provides continued technical support, encouragement and training that will allow these young adults to produce media, and share their creative voice with the world.
Freetown, Sierra LeoneLiberia
World Health Organization
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
SwitzerlandSwitzerland
NameOrganization
#Ebola Radio Drama by UNICEF-Liberia
A radio drama, skit between two Liberians, on preventing the spread of the deadly #Ebola virus. Produced as part of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare led National Response to #Ebola with UNICEF support.
#IAmALiberianNotAVirus
Liberians fight Ebola stigma with hashtag campaign #IAmALiberianNotAVirus Liberians are taking to social media to show the world that Liberia and its people should not be stigmatized because of the Ebola epidemic.
#ISurvivedEbola
A place where we can share Ebola survivor stories and inspire others to take the right steps to protect themselves, their families and their communities.
PCI Media Impact
Arts in Public Health in Uganda
The Center for Arts in Medicine engages in research to explore the impacts of the arts on health, wellness, and healthcare systems as well as to define and articulate the many ways that the arts impact health. Center faculty undertake research, and the Center also supports the research of UF students and professionals in the field by periodically offering competitive grants. Arts in Public Health in Uganda (three studies) Systemmatic Review of use of the arts in public health (in progress) Qualitative study of best practices and thoeretical foundations underlying effective use of hte arts in public health programs in Uganda (data analysis in progress) Qualitative study of health-related decision making practices among sub-urban village residents in Uganda (data analysis complete)
Band Aid 30
In 1984, Band Aid and Live Aid were formed to help those suffering as a result of the Ethiopian famine. Since then the world has changed dramatically and nowhere more so than in Africa. Across the continent, there has been hugely inspiring and positive change. Poverty is on the decline. Seven of the ten of the fastest growing economies are in Africa. Child mortality rates have decreased significantly, AIDS contagion levels are beginning to recede, and more children - especially girls - are in school than ever before. Yet Ebola has struck parts of West Africa. The World Health Organization has said that the outbreak is "unparalleled in modern times". The UN has recently called for a fivefold increase in government contributions to the fight against Ebola, and more skilled healthworkers are still needed. This is why Band Aid 30 exists.
Framework for Using the Arts for Health Messaging
The framework is based on a set of key findings from studies undertaken by the Center for Arts in Medicine and focused on use of the arts in public health. The findings are derived from a systematic review of literature investigating use of the arts in public health in low-resource and low-literacy regions and studies undertaken, in partnership with Makerere University, in Uganda in 2014. These studies include in-depth interviews with public health leaders and artists working in public health. Our findings align with those of a major systematic review published recently by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which defines four key components of effective health messaging programs: 1) tailoring the message; 2) targeting messages to audience segments; 3) using narratives; and 4) framing messages.
Hip Co Arts Festival
The International Hipco Arts Festival will be a month long series of workshops on music, visual arts, civic engagement, and business for both established and aspiring artists in Monrovia, Liberia. The workshops will be facilitated by arts industry professionals from the U.S., and will be based around several culminating projects including a music album, a documentary, and a day long performance showcase. The festival is motivated by the desire to support the local arts industry, as well as by the philosophy that arts and culture carry within them the potential to facilitate local pride and a more democratic global society.
Kick Ebola Nar Salone
An approach to try and contain the spread of Ebola, called ‘contact tracing’. This involves identifying who may have come into contact with a confirmed Ebola patient so that they can be isolated and then monitored for symptoms 2-21 incubation period.
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
We have launched a fund-and-awareness-raising campaign to end the deadly spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone and other West African nations and we are requesting your help. As you have no doubt heard by now, Ebola -- a flu-like disease that causes internal bleeding and leads to death in up to 90% of patients -- is spreading at an alarming rate in the West African countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, and Nigeria. In an effort to help those in Sierra Leone, where the most cases of Ebola have thus far been reported, the band has teamed up with the Freetown media production team, We Own TV. We Own TV is producing and disseminating vital public service announcements about effective methods of preventing Ebola in Sierra Leone, as the spread has largely been attributed to a lack of awareness of these simple yet vital prevention techniques. Additionally, as Cumbancha Records' Jacob Edgar put it, "people should be made aware that the impact of the Ebola crisis is not only the death of many citizens, but also the serious damage the scare has done to the economies in the countries affected." Even if the virus is able to be controlled, our regional economy will take a long time to bounce back.
Spread Knowledge to Stop Ebola
The idea behind WeOwnTv’s work in Sierra Leone is that no one is more qualified to help Sierra Leone than Sierra Leoneans themselves. WeOwnTV: Sierra Leone aims to build on this spirit of self-reliance as community members, specifically young men and women affected by more than a decade of war, are given the opportunity to create their own stories in their own words. Project participants are encouraged to look within to find their voice. The oral traditions that exist within Sierra Leonean culture has informed the storytelling enabled by newly acquired skills of film and video production.
Stop Ebola Now: Through Creative Storytelling
In partnership with UNICEF Liberia, we are producing a five-episode radio serial drama together with call-in shows. These address the reality of the Ebola epidemic and reflect sensitivity to local cultural values, needs and perceptions of the Liberian audiences. The power of community radio and additional creative forms of communications are being utilized to convey messaging that informs the public on how they can protect themselves, their families, and on how they can help stop the spread of Ebola. Through formats such as drama, songs, music videos and jingles, listeners also gain important information that will help fight myths that currently make reintegration of survivors into their communities a challenge. These dramas and songs also promote the role that survivors can play in relief efforts. We bridge the literacy gap, broadcasting in relevant local languages and dialects to give people the power of information and the confidence that this virus can be contained. Under the mentorship of PCI Media Impact, radio hosts are trained and participating radio stations are provided discussion guides and user kits to ensure that the messages being shared on the airwaves are accurate and up-to-date.
PCI Media Impact
UN Mission for Ebola Response (UNMEER)
The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) is the first-ever UN emergency health mission. UNMEER was established on 19 September 2014 after the unanimous adoption of General Assembly resolution 69/1, and the adoption of Security Council resolution 2177 (2014) on the Ebola outbreak. UNMEER was set up as a temporary measure to meet immediate needs related to the unprecedented fight against Ebola.

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