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.
27 Nov 2020
A testagem é um componente crítico da resposta à epidemia, pois permite que as autoridades de saúde pública identifiquem os casos individuais e os hotspots emergentes de COVID-19 e implementem rapidamente medidas eficazes de controle da epidemia...
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19 May 2015
In Haiti, thousands of people live in anguish, unsure whether their relatives are buried under the rubble or alive and unable to communicate. In the first two weeks following the earthquake, Red Cross tracing teams offered over 2000 phone calls to su...
20 Nov 2014
This video explains how a behavioral approach to persuasive communication can produce a quantifiable results. By developing a deep understanding of group behavior, we can advance effective solutions to complex behavioral problems. All credit for thi...
Tags: Video, Behavior Change