Training heros. These young men and women will be on the front lines fighting Ebola with information and knowledge.
On 15 September, a social mobilizer from NGO Association des Jeunes Conditionnaires et Manutentionnaires (AJCOM), a UNICEF partner, carries a basin of water past the soapy hands of children, in Conakry, the capital. The mobilizer is teaching the children about proper handwashing techniques, which help prevent the spread of diseases, including Ebola.
Imam Dr. Lamine Diallo speaks to his congregation during his Friday sermon about #Ebola. All of the mosques and churches in Guinea are trained by UNICEF to speak on Ebola prevention measures.
UNICEF Regional Director, UNICEF Guinea Representative and colleagues visit Forecariah to discuss the Ebola response with the local government. UNICEF also participated in a training of the religious community.
UNICEF Specialists discuss the difficult realities of Ebola with the Guinean Religious Community. These leaders, men and women, will then train their colleagues in their communities.
UNICEF has produced many new materials to keep getting the word out about Ebola
UNICEF knows journalists are on the frontlines of the #ebola outbreak. Here’s soap & chlorine for you too!
UNICEF gave 100 motorbikes to the Government of Guinea for health workers to fight #Ebola the Forest border region.
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UNICEF Representative Dr. Mohamed Ag Ayoya hands over the keys to a vehicle to Minister of Youth and Youth Employment Moustapha Naité. This vehicle, along with 55 computers, will be used by Education Inspectors in rural communities.
UNICEF is still out there every day showing people how to protect themselves and their families from Ebola. We’ve been going since March and we will continue.
“In Sierra Leone, in Liberia, in Guinea, health workers trying desperately to save lives in the Ebola epidemic have succumbed to the deadly virus themselves. Others have been threatened with bodily harm for trying to stop the spread of the disease.”
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Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
UNICEF sat down with an Ebola survivor, one of the earlier cases in the country – Kadiatou*. She met us on a main street in Conakry and walked us back to her home, through scores of children playing football on muddy roads. We sat on plastic chairs in a circle while her mother hung the laundry behind us.
New Ebola B-roll is now available