How might we ensure that communities receive and respond to timely, accurate and actionable information about Ebola prevention and treatment?
How might we ensure that communities receive and respond to timely, accurate and actionable information about Ebola prevention and treatment? How might we dispel myths and misconceptions that discourage response to outreach and surveillance with healthcare authorities?
Let's try and develop solutions that enhance behavior change and encourage care-seeking. What could we learn from past solutions that might be applicable to this situation?
One of the biggest problems when treating communities is their lack if general information about why and what things like this are happening. Because communities are not well informed about the symptoms and treatment protocols, it is hard for them to
The first step in equipping our care communities with right tool to properly fight Ebola is to educate. The media has tendencies to exaggerate on issues and cause unnecessary panic from the public. We tend to fear what we don’t fully understand. So
The Ebola virus was named in reference to a river passing near the town of Yambuku, northern Zaire (today the Democratic Republic of the Congo). It is at the hospital in this town that the first cases of haemorrhagic fever Ebola was identified in Sep
Observation shows that day labourers hired at E camps run a specific risk to become carriers of the disease. Explanations are that they may be obliged to help community members with E symptoms (outside camps) as they are expected to know what to do .
After 20 years of finding unique places for baseline research, it is time for the White House, CDC, USAID and others to support studies that assess community needs, distrust, opinions, myths, fears and actions that may be the missing link in stopping
The number of children orphaned by Ebola is currently around 5000.
There aren't enough orphanages that can house these children.
Extended relatives are not taking survivor children due to the stigma/fear associated with having Ebola.
Basically, Liberia are trying to employ these survivors who are immune to the virus and understand the type of treatment that an infected person needs. By doing this the High risk of the
Promoting care-seeking is essential and in urgent need to the healthcare of the infected people, however a large number of healthcare workers are not willing to go to the epidemic areas for consideration of their own health. And my suggestion is that
Research shows that the key element to decrease the spread of Ebola is to change funeral practices. Current funerals are now serving as Superspreader events where people touch or kiss the bodies at the most infectious time.
This open online paper
Ebola is spread via human secretions like blood, sweet, tears, saliva, etc. So the main approach to stopping this from spreading is to cover as much of your body as possible. It is important in situations like this, that you want to have very minimum
Through an MBA project, I was on the ground in Liberia in March of this year (less than 2 weeks before Ebola crossed the border into Liberia) helping the JFK Medical Center develop a public awareness campaign for the public to seek health care servic
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In all of these communities women have little power, are subject to abuse but remain the caretakers of families. In addition, as women, they present differently and are made differently than men.
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I consider myself as a resource partner to the Ebola challenge. I was selected to test a new wearable technology which involves broadcasting my intellectual property throughout all media and it reaches roughly about 6.1 billion people worldwide.
I propose to create a super viral clip to explain the main safety instructions for Ebola prevention and treatment.
The recent release of Air New Zealand' new safety video with cameos from the Hobbit saga has been, again, a totally success.