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15-03-2016 | Latest News , Africa

Red Cross safe and dignified burial team being trained


Ebola outbreak – B-roll of first Red Cross safe and dignified burial team being trained, including Alpha Sesay, volunteer, Sierra Leone Red Cross Society

Two years following the declaration of an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, communities and governments in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are moving into the recovery phase, determined to make their countries stronger before Ebola decimated families, economies and health care systems. 

Through its five pillared response, the IFRC, in support of the three affected National Societies, played a key role in helping to bring the outbreak to an end. Thousands of volunteers were involved in contact tracing, case management, beneficiary communications and social mobilization, psychosocial support, and safe and dignified burials (SDB).

Alpha Sesay, 23, was one of the first Red Cross volunteers to be trained in SDB in Kailahun district, the epicentre of the outbreak in Sierra Leone.



00:00 – 00:08 MS of first Red Cross safe and dignified burial team in Sierra Leone being trained in Kailahun district. Alpha Sesay is second from left

00:08 – 00:30 CU of Alpha Sesay putting on mask

00:30 – 00:42 MS of team almost fully dressed in personal protective equipment (PPE)

00:42 – 00:53 CU of SDB team member with mask and hood on

00:53 – 01:03 MS of SDB team member undressing from PPE

01:03 – 01:09 MS of SDB team member’s feet as he undresses from PPE

01:09 – 01:19 CU of SDB team member removing gloves

01:19 – 01:29 MS of SDB team with trainer

01:29 – 01:34 MS of SDB team leader guiding others in dressing in PPE

01:34 – 01:44 MS of SDB team leader checking colleague for proper dressing in PPE

01:44 - ENDS


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