The Ebola Outbreak: What You Need to Know—part 2

    | November 14, 2022

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    Join a media dialogue on Nov 16 from 4–5 PM East Africa Time.

    In this Media Dialog, we will hear the latest on how people in the East and Southern Africa region are talking about Ebola with a social media community feedback report, and we will be joined by Dr. John Masina, a Consultant Emergency Medicine Specialist at the East and Southern African WHO hub in Nairobi. Dr. Masina will discuss the safe and dignified Ebola burial protocols (SDB), why it is important to have safe and dignified burials, and what families should do to support SDB.          

    We will also be joined by journalist Katerina Thomas. Kate is a Pandemic Media Mentor at Internews, providing guidance to journalists, including those in the Rooted in Trust project, Internews’ global response to COVID-19 and its impact on information provision worldwide. Kate is a qualitative global health researcher, oral historian of epidemics, narrative medicine practitioner, and writer. Kate will provide journalists with advice on covering the Ebola outbreak accurately and humanely in the ESAR region.

    At this Media Dialog we will also hear from a representative of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies or the Uganda Red Cross to discuss their work around SDB with communities in Uganda.

    To register to attend this dialog, follow this link:

    This Media Dialog is brought to you by the Media Taskforce of the Eastern and Southern Africa Inter-Agency working group for Risk Communication and Community Engagement.

    Photo: An Ebola treatment centre in Nzérékoré, Guinea in 2015. Credit: UN Photo/Martine Perret.