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新年度を迎える学校、エボラ対策強化へ ユニセフ、250校で校内感染予防支援
感染予防教育、手洗いキットの配布など

【2018年8月28日  キンシャサ(コンゴ民主共和国)/ダカール(セネガル)/ニューヨーク/ジュネーブ発】

コンゴ民主共和国東部のエボラ出血熱の集団感染の影響を受ける地域で、8万2,500人の子どもたちが新たな学年の始まりを迎えようとしています。ユニセフは、学校が子どもや教員に対して保護された学習環境を提供できるよう、教育、保健、および水と衛生分野でのプログラムを拡大しています。

250校で校内感染予防支援

On 13 August 2018, Jean Marie Bofio, UNICEF’s WASH Officer, demonstrates to children how to correctly wash their hands in order to prevent the spread of Ebola near Mangina, North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “Children and women are among the first victims of the Ebola outbreak in the country. But there is hope and everything is done to stop Ebola. Water and sanitation are critical in this fight because hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of the this deadly disease,” says Jean Marie Bofio. Following the 1 August 2018 announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, UNICEF has mobilized its teams to help contain the spread of the disease and protect children.  The impact of an outbreak on children can be far reaching. It’s known from earlier outbreaks in the DRC as well as in West Africa that children can be affected in various ways. Children can themselves be infected by the disease, but the impact goes beyond; it impacts their families and communities as children can lose their parents, care-givers and teachers. Access to basic services such as health care and education can become severely compromised. Also, children who are infected or whose relatives are, face stigmatization and social exclusion.  The Congolese Government has activated its response plan and called its partners, including UNICEF, to participate in the response. UNICEF has deployed a team to Beni for the response, including health specialists, communication specialists and a water, sanitation and hygiene specialist from the Ebola-response team in the Province of Equateur. Health, water, sanitation and hygiene and communication supplies have been sent to the affected areas including 300 laser thermometers to monitor the health conditions of people in the affected region and 2,000 kg of chlorine to treat water to help contain the spread of the disease. As at 14 August 2018,

© UNICEF/UN0229504/Naftalin

北キブ州で、ユニセフの水と衛生事業の専門官から正しい手洗いの方法を習う子どもたち。(2018年8月13日撮影)

コンゴ民主共和国政府は、エボラ出血熱の集団感染の影響を受ける北キブ州およびイツリ州において、エボラの影響を受ける保健区内にある250校も含めて、計画通り新年度を開始することを決定しました。

「教育は、すべての子どもにとって権利であり、彼らが持っている能力を発揮するために必要不可欠なものです。特にエボラ出血熱の集団感染のような危機が発生したときには、学校は子どもたちにとって、安定した日常があり、感染予防対策を学び、心理社会的ケアを受けることができる大切な場所なのです」と、エボラ出血熱流行の中心地である北キブ州のマンジナ(Mangina)地域の視察訪問を終えた、ユニセフ・コンゴ民主共和国事務所代表のジャンフランコ・ロティグリアーノは述べました。「新しい学年の始まりが、確実に順調かつ安全なものになるために、あらゆる努力をするべきです」

校長や教員たちは、エボラ出血熱の感染予防対策および感染を避けるための適切な衛生習慣をいかに子どもたちに教えるかに関する研修を受けます。影響を受けている保健区にある学校が確実に感染の早期発見と対応ができるよう十分な準備を整えるために、ユニセフは、非接触型の体温計、手洗いキット、およびメガフォンを含む保健および水と衛生分野の物資、ならびにエボラ感染予防のポスターを250校に配布しています。

 

On 13 August 2018, Jean Marie Bofio, UNICEF WASH Officer, talks to children about the importance of Ebola prevention near Mangina, North Kivu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “Children and women are among the first victims of the Ebola outbreak in the country. But there is hope and everything is done to stop Ebola. Water and sanitation are critical in this fight because hygiene is the best way to prevent the spread of the this deadly disease,” says Jean Marie Bofio. Following the 1 August 2018 announcement by the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, UNICEF has mobilized its teams to help contain the spread of the disease and protect children.  The impact of an outbreak on children can be far reaching. It’s known from earlier outbreaks in the DRC as well as in West Africa that children can be affected in various ways. Children can themselves be infected by the disease, but the impact goes beyond; it impacts their families and communities as children can lose their parents, care-givers and teachers. Access to basic services such as health care and education can become severely compromised. Also, children who are infected or whose relatives are, face stigmatization and social exclusion.  The Congolese Government has activated its response plan and called its partners, including UNICEF, to participate in the response. UNICEF has deployed a team to Beni for the response, including health specialists, communication specialists and a water, sanitation and hygiene specialist from the Ebola-response team in the Province of Equateur. Health, water, sanitation and hygiene and communication supplies have been sent to the affected areas including 300 laser thermometers to monitor the health conditions of people in the affected region and 2,000 kg of chlorine to treat water to help contain the spread of the disease. As at 14 August 2018, UNICEF has installed 35 chlorination points

© UNICEF/UN0229510/Naftalin

エボラ出血熱の感染予防ポスターを使って、予防対策の大切さを学ぶ子どもたち(2018年8月13日撮影)

ユニセフとパートナー団体の活動:

  • エボラ出血熱の影響を受ける保健区にある学校の校長ならびに1,750人以上の教員に対して、エボラ出血熱およびその感染予防対策についての研修を行う
  • 親の委員会や地方当局のために、校内感染予防対策に関する情報を提供する
  • 教員が新年度開始時に、すべての子どもたちに感染予防のための適切な衛生習慣を教えられるように準備する
  • 子どもたちの健康状態を測るために、各学校に2本、計500本の非接触型の体温計を配布する
  • 手洗いと衛生習慣の普及のために、各学校に6セット、計1,500セットの手洗いキットを設置する
  • 各学校にメガフォンと感染予防ポスターを配布する

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