Assessing pandemic preparedness in the EAC

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About the client

East African Community Secretariat/Panprep Project

The EAC Secretariat and the EAC Partner States have declared the fight against infectious diseases a health priority for the region. The “Support to Pandemic Preparedness in the EAC Region” project, being implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Government, assists the EAC Secretariat to improve the regional preparedness and response capacity. It contributes to putting the East African Community regional contingency plan into practice and to implementing the regional risk and crisis communication strategy..

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The Brief

EAC Secretariat/PanPrep project selected MediaForce in 2018 to document the status of preparedness for outbreaks of infectious diseases in the EAC region with emphasis on Kenya and Tanzania. Our task was to produce a series of Lessons Learned Films beginning with what East African experts learned from fighting Ebola in West Africa.

Soon after we were called upon to document the cross border table top simulation exercise that took place in Arusha in September 2018. The purpose of the table top exercise was to strengthen the cross border emergency preparedness measures for the East African Community. All the films we produced under this engagement have been shared globally and has had great impact and continues to do so

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