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Hygiene promotion in Ebola: embedding best practices for safe and dignified burials, the case of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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posted on 12.02.2018 by Franck Flachenberg, Roger Davis, M. Duffy, R. Tamming
Good hygiene practices are crucial for avoiding Ebola contamination during the transport and burial of deceased persons potentially infected by Ebola. In Freetown, Sierra Leone, Concern Worldwide worked with CDC (Centers for Disease Control) experts to define a quality assessment check list for the day-to-day follow-up of burial team workers. The present paper stressed the difficulty of defining new norms while running an existing service as well as the need to allow sufficient time to understand workers practices and their perceptions of Ebola to obtain good compliance to the newly defined standards.
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FLACHENBERG, F. ... et al, 2015. Hygiene promotion in Ebola: embedding best practices for safe and dignified burials, the case of Freetown, Sierra Leone. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 - Improving access and sustainability: Proceedings of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 27-31 July 2015, 5pp.

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