WARUM EBOLA IN MALI GESTOPPT WERDEN KANN – UND MUSS (by Mali Health, engl.)

Why Ebola can – and must – be stopped in Mali
bridgesfrombamako – le blog de Bruce Whitehouse – 23.12.2014
To bring us up to date on efforts to contain Mali’s Ebola outbreak, here is a post from a guest blogger who recently concluded a visit to Bamako where he observed the ongoing public health campaign by various international, governmental, and non-governmental organizations, including the one he manages.

By Kris Ansin, Executive Director of the Mali Health Organizing Project, Cambridge/Bamako.

mali health_ebola1A health worker screens for fever
A banner by Mali Health promoting hand washing for the prevention of diarr
Fotos (c) Mali Health: ZOOM durch Klick aufs Bild, Maus zeigt Bildlegende

Almost every restaurant, bar, and hotel in Bamako currently has a professional greeter, responsible for distributing squirts of hand sanitizer, ensuring any entrant washes their hands from a newly installed tap, and checking the temperature of every person through the doors with an infrared no-touch thermometer, held an inch away from one’s temple. On the streets, billboards, fliers, and a loudspeaker-mounted vehicle announce Ebola education and prevention messaging, while fact and rumor twist through communities and whispers.
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