Via Radio Okapi: Ebola in Beni: REDHO worries about non-compliance with hygiene rules by residents of Beni and Butembo. The Google translation:
The Human Rights Network (REDHO), a platform of human rights organizations in Butembo, is concerned about the non-compliance of the population of Beni and Butembo with hygiene rules to fight Ebola.
The coordinator of this structure, Mr. Muhindo Wasivinywa, says that these are the results of the monitoring carried out in these two cities.
"We visited the prisons and we found that at the level of the prisons the measures of hygiene were not yet respected because the prisoners are greeted, the people who come to visit the prisoners greet them, they eat without washing their hands. We spent time in the big and small markets of Beni and Butembo, no rule of hygiene is respected. People bought food, ate, touched and greeted each other," Muhindo said.
He calls on religious and media leaders in the region to get involved in raising awareness among the masses to prevent the spread of this epidemic.
"We have visited officials of some religious denominations who believe that with prayer we can cure Ebola Virus Disease and we have found it to be a danger. This is how we want religious leaders and the media to organize synchronized programs. We believe that with everyone's awareness, hygiene rules will be respected," recommends Muhindo Wasivinywa.