Home » Photos » Uganda Red Cross volunteer helping screen thousands of peopl...

Uganda Red Cross volunteer helping screen thousands of people who cross the border each day from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

Uganda Red Cross volunteer helping screen thousands of people who cross the border each day from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak.

Happy Geoffrey is a Uganda Red Cross volunteer helping screen thousands of people who cross the border each day from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), close to the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. On busy market days, up to 3,500 people cross this border point in a day. The risk of the spread of Ebola remains high as cases continue to increase in neighbouring DRC.

The IFRC, through local Red Cross National Societies, has rapidly scaled up community-level activities in the surrounding provinces as well as priority counties bordering DR Congo, to encircle and contain the current outbreak. 1,400 Red Cross volunteers have been mobilized in Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi to support preparedness and containment efforts.

UK aid is supporting the DRC Government and Ministry of Health as well as partners including the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, WFP, UNHCR and the DRC Red Cross to help tackle the Ebola outbreak, treating those affected by it and stop it from spreading.

UK support to the Red Cross is helping provide regional preparedness, screening, treatment for those suffering from the disease, safe and dignified burials for those who have succumbed to it, and community awareness training to prevent it from spreading.

Picture: IFRC

(read more)

Photo taken on 18 December 2018 (© DFID - UK Department for International Development / Flickr)

Related tags :
 cbs, ebola, ebola preparedness, community health, community-based surveillance, epidemic and pandemic preparedness programme, preparedness, red cross, drc, democratic republic of the congo, uganda, kenya, ifrc, international federation of the red cross, humanitarian, p-uga0914
 

Democratic Republic Of The Congo Photos