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Institution: Red Cross Society of Guinea

Ebola virus disease

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement played a fundamental part in the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, helping communities cope with the epidemic and taking on some of the most challenging aspects of dealing with the effects of the disease.

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In focus: Ebola

Working with communities to support them through the crisis and help bring Ebola to an end. During the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Red Cross teams went door-to-door and worked with community elders and religious...

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Choosing modern medicine over traditional healers in Ebola-affected Guinea

In many African societies, traditional healers are solicited for many reasons. They are called healers or witch doctors for their talents in hunting evil spells and for their mastery of medicinal plants. They are listened to and respected by communities who have full confidence and trust in their skills. It is how these men and women earn a living.

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The passion of a young volunteer in Guinea’s Ebola response

Sekou Camara, 20, was among the first to volunteer to conduct safe and dignified burials with the Red Cross Society of Guinea when the Ebola outbreak began two years ago. Despite his young age, Sekou Camara dedicated himself to fighting Ebola, acquiring valuable experience along the way.

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