Via Le Jour: Dr. Diallo Rafiou: "With the combination of all the efforts, Ebola soon belong to the history of Guinea".Excerpt from a Google translation:
The Ministry of Health in partnership with the Organization of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) organized a workshop Tuesday in Conakry guidance communication professionals on Ebola.
On this occasion, Dr Edwige Adekembi, Resident Representative of the UN institution in Guinea commended the Ministry of Health for this initiative whose mission is to collect and equip media professionals to contribute responsibly to eradication of the epidemic in Guinea EBOLA. She also had a pious thought for all those infected and who have succumbed due to this disease.
Dr Edwige Adekembi also welcomed all the energy expended since the confirmation of this fever to implement strategic interventions to stop the rapid spread of the epidemic. For her, act well and quickly, it is relaying the right information from the right source. Stopping the spread of haemorrhagic fever will be when the population of Guinea will adhere fully to its measure of hygiene and behavior that have been identified in terms of preventive measures, she said.
From his side, Dr. Mamadou Diallo Rafiou, the national director of health promotion, has, on behalf of the Minister, Colonel Remy Lamah, praised the efforts that are being made to eradicate this disease. According to him, the Minister of Health has asked to speak with the media for their communication supports enough information and awareness.
He asked the media to report on the mode of transmission and prevention of this epidemic around. But more importantly, to inform the public to refrain manipulate and consume the meat of wild animals. He appealed to all partners and commend them for the constant support they are currently making. For him, the results are satisfactory. Before hoped that "the combination of all efforts, Ebola soon belong to the history of Guinea."
Dr Sakoba Keita, chief of prevention and fight against the disease division, made the epidemiological situation of the disease according to developments in the various prefectures affected until March 30. Hundred twenty-two cases (122) cases and eighty (80) deaths divided as follows: Gueckédou: 70 cases, 57 deaths; Macenta: 23 and 14 deaths; Kissidougou: 8 cases and 5 deaths; Dinguiraye 1 case and 1 death; Conakry: 11 cases and 3 deaths; Dabola: 2 cases, 2 deaths.
The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the partner are taking emergency measures complete isolation of patients already confirmed and set up a rapid response system from suspicions of suspected cases. At today's date (Tuesday), 56 persons examined, there were 21 positive, said Colonel Remy Lamah. He lamented the panic that gripped the population with rumors.