The Government of Guinea declared an Ebola outbreak on 21 March 2014. This is the first time the Ebola virus has surfaced in Guinea. People fell sick and started dying. With support from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Red Cross Society of Guinea, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, and other partners, has put in place mitigation measures to contain the disease and to prevent its spread. Some 400 volunteers are trained and deployed by the Red Cross in affected and non-affected areas to educate communities on how to protect themselves and prevent the spread of the disease. The Red Cross volunteers are also involved in the disinfection of home and health facilities infected by the virus, the removal of dead bodies, and the monitoring of people who may have come into contact with infected persons. They also provide psychosocial support to communities in order to alleviate fears.
Awareness material, Guidance material
08 May 2020
These documents offer guidance on how to understand prevention methods, the importance of good community engagement, why misinformation and fear can drive people away from living healthy, the key function of hand-washing in minimizing the spread of t...
Tags: Awareness material, Guidance material, Behavior Change, Communication As Aid, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
12 Jan 2015
Second episode on how Uganda Red Cross helped to tackle food insecurity. Uganda is affected by drought and the necessity to give trainings to people on how to reuse natural resources.
Tags: Video, Food Security
28 Jul 2020
Key recommendations for staff and volunteers on harm reduction services in time of Covid-19 crisis.
Tags: Guidance material, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)