In Photos: Fighting Ebola in Liberia

August 5, 2014

By

Michael Sandler

Since the beginning of the West African Ebola outbreak in March this year, our colleagues at UNICEF Liberia have been working day and night to fight the fear, denial and misconceptions that are fueling the spread of the disease. These photos show some of the ways in which they’re reaching children and families with vital Ebola-prevention information.

 

In July 2014 in Liberia, health workers, wearing head-to-toe protective gear, prepare for work, outside an isolation unit in Foya District, Lofa County. Health workers, wearing head-to-toe protective gear, prepare for work outside an isolation unit in Foya District, Lofa County. 

 

 

In April 2014 in Liberia, girls look at a poster, distributed by UNICEF, bearing information on and illustrations of best practices that help prevent the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD), in the city of Voinjama, in Lofa County.Girls in the city of Voinjama look at a poster, distributed by UNICEF, that displays information and illustrations about how to prevent Ebola's spread. 

 

 

 

In Liberia, UNICEF workers travel by foot to reach plantation workers in a remote area, where they will share information on the symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and best practices to help prevent its spread,UNICEF workers travel by foot to reach plantation workers in a remote area where they will share information on the symptoms of Ebola. 

 

 

 

A woman speaks with a young boy in her community about the symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and best practices to help prevent its spread, in the city of Voinjama, in Lofa County. While speaking, she is referencing a poster, distributed by UNICEF, thA woman uses a UNICEF poster to share information on the best ways to prevent Ebola. 

 

 

 

n June 2014 in Liberia, a woman reviews a brochure, distributed by UNICEF, bearing information on the symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and best practices to help prevent its spread, in New Kru Town, near Monrovia, the capital.In New Kru Town, near Monrovia, the capital. a woman reviews a UNICEF Ebola awareness brochure.

 

A UNICEF worker in the city of Voinjama, in Lofa County, distributes posters bearing information on the symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD) and best practices to help prevent its spread. Illustrated on the poster, those practices include washing one’s h

This UNICEF Ebola awareness poster illustrates the best ways to prevent the spread of the virus.

 

 

In Liberia, the screen of a mobile phone shows an SMS text message containing information on the symptoms of Ebola virus disease (EVD), in Monrovia, the capital.

 UNICEF has partnered with the Ministry of Health to develop key messages about Ebola to disseminate via mobile phone, a key form of communication in Liberia.

All photos: © UNICEF/2014/Liberia/Jallanzo

 

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