WHO / DRC EBOLA DECONTAMINATION

12-Mar-2019 00:03:35
The World Health Organization (WHO) Infection Control and Prevention (IPC) teams are working with health centres to explain how the virus spreads, and to provide them with the training and materials to control it in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). WHO
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STORY: WHO / DRC EBOLA DECONTAMINATION
TRT: 03:35
SOURCE: WHO
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 08 JANUARY 2019, OICHA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
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1. Various shots, WHO staff burning mattresses
2. Various shots, Doctor Alain Kakule Mangolopa, supervisor in the Commission for Infection Control and Prevention, distributing cleaning and hygienic kit to an older man in Oicha.
3. Various shots, Doctor Alain Kakule Mangolopa checking the local health care facility patients book
4. SOUNDBITE (French) Doctor Alain Kakule Mangolopa, Supervisor in the Commission for Infection Control and Prevention:
“Today in this health center in Mbaou, there have been two positive cases that have happened here, and we came with the team of hygienists for decontamination. And that's the exercise we're doing now. But in households, we have decontaminated up to now ten households, and all ten cases were positive. We also donated household kits accompanied by psychosocial and communication teams to comfort families, so that they could also have the key principles of hand-washing, and for this to be applied in the household.”
5. Various shots, WHO staff spraying a facility
6. Med shot, Mbaou residents watching
7. Various shots, WHO staff spraying a facility and burning mattresses
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The World Health Organization (WHO) Infection Control and Prevention (IPC) teams are working with health centres to explain how the virus spreads, and to provide them with the training and materials to control it in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Doctor Alain Kakule Mangolopa and his team are at the forefront of WHO Ebola response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as part of the infection prevention and control (IPC) taskforce.

Every day, the team visits health facilities and households where cases of Ebola have been reported. They do some decontamination work themselves, and also to provide cleaning supplies for the households and health workers to use to prevent the spread of the disease.

SOUNDBITE (French) Doctor Alain Kakule Mangolopa, Supervisor in the Commission for Infection Control and Prevention:
“Today in this health center in Mbaou, there have been two positive cases that have happened here, and we came with the team of hygienists for decontamination. And that's the exercise we're doing now. But in households, we have decontaminated up to now ten households, and all ten cases were positive. We also donated household kits accompanied by psychosocial and communication teams to comfort families, so that they could also have the key principles of hand-washing, and for this to be applied in the household.”

Their goal is to support health care facilities to stay open and functioning despite the outbreak, and to not become centres of spread for the disease.

In addition to rapid decontamination, the teams also support the Ebola response by monitoring triage and screenings at health care facilities. They also check health workers for signs of illness, and work with them to maintain a safer working environment. IPC efforts help the community and health workers feel safer at health care facilities and in their homes.
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