Guineans collect and bury the dead, treat the sick, care for the children, drive the trucks, organize community groups to teach each other about Ebola, and show their commitment to stopping Ebola, every day in a thousand ways.
Our series begins in Conakry where were hear from Dr. Ibrahima, a medical doctor, who has been treating Ebola patients including children, seemingly non-stop since the beginning of the outbreak. And beyond providing treatment, he and his colleagues are also helping to comfort children who are separated from their loved ones by the disease.
From there we visit Aminata, the chief labeller in the Chlorine factory in Conakry. Chlorine, produced locally, is one of the most important weapons in the fight against Ebola. Employees of the factory – like Aminata – are working extremely hard to meet the demand for chlorine as a result of Ebola.
From Conakry we travel to a small clinic in one of the hardest hit areas of Guinea’s vast Forest Region and listen to Sister Francine talk about her experiences supporting people with other ailments. According to Sister Francine the clinic has lost many patients during the Ebola outbreak because people are afraid they will be sent to the Ebola Treatment Center.
Imam Dr. Lamine Diallo
Finally, we hear from Imam Dr. Lamine Diallo who has been working with members of all religions to ensure that the faithful are fully informed about Ebola and that the community religious leaders are actively involved in the response. With UNICEF’s help, 650 religious leaders have been trained to help stop Ebola’s spread.