GOAL shortlisted for EU Ebola response award

GOAL shortlisted for EU Ebola response award

International aid agency, GOAL, has been nominated for a major European Union health prize in recognition of its work responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

GOAL has been shortlisted for its work in setting up and managing a consortium that played a crucial role in slowing the spread of the epidemic in Sierra Leone.

The consortium gives people in Sierra Leone "consistent and credible information" about Ebola, and helps communities to change their behaviour in respect of safe burials, early treatment and the social acceptance of survivors.

The consortium reaches more than 10,000 communities across Sierra Leone, many in some of the most rural and remote areas, with the help of 36 partner radio stations, 1,989 religious leaders, and 2,366 community mobilisers.

The award ceremony will take place during an EU conference in Luxembourg this week, that will consider the public health aspect of the response to the Ebola crisis.

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