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UNICEF responds to Ebola in Guinea

Shortly after the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea, when it seemed like bad news was the only news, UNICEF’s office in Guinea started to receive reports of something that seemed almost impossible given the climate. Ebola victims were being released from the hospital, completely recovered. They were healthy and even given certificates signed by health authorities stating that they could safely return to normal life.

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Spreading the word to fight Ebola

Since the declaration of the outbreak in Guinea, UNICEF has delivered medicines, medical supplies and equipment to manage cases and protect children and their families in the most affected areas. Workers from UNICEF and partners have been speaking with families about how to protect themselves from Ebola virus disease, at the Marché Niger, a market in Conakry, the capital.

Residents of the Matam neighbourhood of Conakry listened as a UNICEF worker shared information on Ebola virus disease (EVD) and best practices to help prevent its spread. Informational flyers, soap and chlorine were also distributed in the community.


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