Ebola: 5000 Nigeria Teachers Trained By UNICEF

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The United Nations children’s education  fund on Tuesday said it had trained 5000 teachers at the Ebola emergency operation center in port Harcourt, rivers state on how to save lives, contain the Ebola virus disease and avoid stigmatization.

In a statement by Mr Geoffrey Njoku, the agency’ communication specialist, (media and external relations), he said the training which took place on September 15 was informed by preparations for the commencement of the 2014/15 academic year. He quoted the incident manager at EFOC, Faisai Shuaib, who is responsible for ensuring uniformity in the response to the Ebola outbreak as saying “it is crucial that teachers understand how this disease is spread so they can pass on the message to their kids once school re open this month”.

He also said that educating the public about Ebola was a key element in the strategy to contain the disease and that UNICEF was supporting a major social mobilization effort, with teams engaging the community at market places, bus stops, churches , in their homes and at meetings with religious, traditional and other leaders. image

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