Aid Organizations Work To Contain Spread Of Ebola In West Africa
News outlets report on international aid organizations’ efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Agence France-Presse: Aid groups take emergency steps against Ebola onslaught
“International aid organizations launched a series of emergency measures across west Africa on Thursday in a bid to contain one of the worst ever outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus, which is threatening every country in the region…” (Taggart, 4/10).
Associated Press: Aid workers back at Ebola center that mob attacked
“Doctors Without Borders is again caring for Ebola patients at a Guinean health center it fled when an angry crowd attacked last week. Spokesman Sam Taylor said Thursday the organization was back at work in Macenta, where a mob accused aid workers of starting the outbreak. Guinea has never before had a case of Ebola…” (4/10).
U.N. News Centre: Providing West African communities with sound information crucial to curbing spread of Ebola — U.N.
“Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven countries in West Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is using culturally sensitive communication strategies to disseminate life-saving information in order to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus, through text-messaging, radio shows, TV programs, and door-to-door campaigns…” (4/10).
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