UNICEF / DRC EBOLA RESPONSE

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) opened a new Ebola-response front in the city of Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to provide support to people who are at risk of Ebola, following the Government’s confirmation of two new cases in the city. UNICEF

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DATELINE: 12 SEPTEMBER 2018, BENI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO/13 SEPTEMBER 2018, BUTEMBO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

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13 SEPTEMBER 2018, BUTEMBO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

1. Wide shot, city of Butembo, which has more than one-million residents
2. Med shot, busy traffic in the city of Butembo
3. Close up, UNICEF staffer holds an Ebola educational poster
4. SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH), Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
“Being Butembo, a big city with a lot of people, a lot of traffic, a lot of merchants, and many roads, traffic with Uganda and other parts of Congo, it is extremely important that we jump on these cases — and that we mobilize the community, just to get the cases as soon as possible, vaccinate them, treat them and therefore circumscribe the epidemic.”
5. Wide shot, Ebola-treatment center
6. Wide shot, a man disinfects health workers who have just finished a shift in the Ebola treatment center

12 SEPTEMBER 2018, BENI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

7. Med shot, UNICEF staffer educates local children on how best to protect themselves against Ebola. He has given them informational sheets,and is answering their questions about the deadly disease
8. Close up, Ebola informational sheet
9. Med shot, a UNICEF team hangs up an Ebola informational poster on the side of a building.
10. Close up, hand-washing instructions on poster
11. Med shot, a teacher instructs his students on protecting themselves against Ebola
12. Close up, a child reads an Ebola informational sheet.
13. Med shot, the teacher engages with students, as they learn about Ebola
14. Wide shot, a teacher with her young baby strapped to her back, points to an Ebola poster and educates her young students about the disease
15. Close up, young students looking at poster
16. Close up, teacher stands next to poster, explaining Ebola to her students
17. Wide shot, the teacher lines her students up behind a UNICEF hand-washing station
18. Close up, young girl washes her hands

STORYLINE:

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) opened a new Ebola-response front in the city of Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to provide support to people who are at risk of Ebola, following the Government’s confirmation of two new cases in the city.

UNICEF is expanding its Ebola response and deploying to Butembo a team of 11 specialists in community communication, education, psycho-social assistance, and water, sanitation and hygiene to help contain the disease and avoid any further spread of the epidemic. There are also 35 trained psycho-social workers to assist families and children affected by the disease.

SOUNDBITE (ENGLISH), Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC):
“Being Butembo, a big city with a lot of people, a lot of traffic, a lot of merchants, and many roads, traffic with Uganda and other parts of Congo, it is extremely important that we jump on these cases — and that we mobilize the community, just to get the cases as soon as possible, vaccinate them, treat them and therefore circumscribe the epidemic.”

While expanding its response to the city of Butembo, UNICEF continues to work with its partners in Mangina and Beni.

Since the beginning of the outbreak, UNICEF has collaborated with community, youth and religious leaders to reach more than 3.3 million people with Ebola prevention and advocacy messages. UNICEF is working with local communities and Ebola survivors to ensure that the strategies put in place are effective and sustainable, and to defuse local resistance against the Ebola response, especially in the Ndindi neighborhood of Beni.

UNICEF multidisciplinary teams include anthropologists, who ensure that the response is sensitive to cultural believes and practices, particularly around caring for sick and diseased individuals, and addressing populations’ concerns about secure and dignified burials. In Ndindi, local committees are working hand-in-hand with UNICEF to identify and implement sensitization activities. Local committees have contributed to the setting up of sensitization trucks with megaphones driving through the neighborhood. UNICEF has provided 120 local leaders with mobile phones to strengthen early detection and referral to relevant health services of people suspected to be infected.
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