Threatened by Ebola in neighboring countries, Sidi Jaquite and his team of trusted health workers used their experience to spring into action to protect vulnerable communities.
Community outreach workers have helped transform worry into action on Ebola prevention.
Prevention efforts remain critical, but investment in jobs and support for essential services will also be key to the region’s recovery.
In Guinea-Bissau, rural villages near the border of Guinea are at high risk for an Ebola outbreak, but community outreach efforts may make all the difference in protecting families and halting the spread of the disease.
Prevention efforts are easing fears, but the country is still dangerously unprepared for the arrival of this deadly disease.
Oxfam works to spread the word on the deadly virus using trusted community health workers.