Making Connections is a series of stories highlighting the real-world application of integrated humanitarian activities during an infectious disease outbreak. Join READY as we discover some of the trends, successes, and challenges to integration! Developed and narrated by humanitarians from different organizations and backgrounds, these stories aim to inspire others in the sector to work in a more cohesive, collaborative manner. Let’s make connections! 

From Ebola to COVID-19

Story told by
Clive Asiago Omoke, Save the Children

Clive Asiago Omoke is a Humanitarian Health Advisor for Save the Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

One Perception Can Make a Difference

Story told by
Raissa Azzalini and Nour Shawaf, Oxfam

Raissa Azzalini is Public Health Advisor for Oxfam, based in the UK. Nour Shawaf is a Humanitarian Programme Coordinator for Oxfam, based in Lebanon.

Communities & Healthcare Connected

Story told by
Diana Maddah, UK-Med

Diana Maddah is a Health Referent in Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for UK-Med, based in the UK. 

Making Connections: Seeking More Stories

What does integration mean to you? Have you prioritized integration in your strategy, partnered with another sector on a response activity, or combined forces on a joint assessment?READY is exploring these questions and more in our growing digital integration library.Do you have a story to share about using integrated approaches in outbreak response?We want to hear it! Please use our online form to share a few details with us. We will contact individuals on a rolling basis to further develop the story and publish it here.

The stories of Making Connections are told by humanitarian experts as they prepare for and respond to infectious disease outbreaks in a holistic, integrated manner. Thank you to all of the participants who have told their stories and inspired others in the process!