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worldhealthorganization We cannot tackle health within health sector alone - different sectors need to work together #HealthinAll 5d
  •   hadijbaily @dharmakite im not sure if i understand your questions correctly, the way you frame them is misleading. But in any case, from what i understood, i believe that engaging the public while framing policies and reforms in any sector works because the public becomes a part of the decision making processes. It has been shown that this works. And because public health is a global issue, the public is somewhat concerned about health in particular and can be easily swayed to engage in health promotion because it is an issue that touches anyone. Do you think a lad working in the urban planning sector in Guinea will not be willing to partake in health promotion in the midst of this Ebola outbreak? 5d
  •   dharmakite @hadijbaily , in response to the last point in your comment above - probably. If they're in it for the right reasons. But. Again. What does this have to with measuring the efficacy of cross sector health reform strategies to achieve a more health conscience society. Do you believe a paradigm shift can work? Again. In what way? 5d
  •   dharmakite @hadijbaily , Obviously health is a known policy fundamental. And people know about it. What does that have to do with my comment on this post by WHO? 5d
  •   hadijbaily @dharmakite if metrics like quality of life or life expectancy or infant and maternal mortality show promising results, it shows that cross-communication works. And it has been shown that it works. Your comment is blatantly against the WHO's "health in all policy" (which is essential to achieving universal health coverage), and you have an uniformed stance and thats why i am trying to clarify. 5d
  •   dharmakite @hadijbaily , Mate. You're not clarifying much. How is my comment against a projected intent by WHO? 5d
  •   arturojulca Well it's simple, Health is multisectorial, the health of people is determined by social factors, and social factors are not independent, they belong and respond to the same reality. Regards 2d

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worldhealthorganization WHO epidemiologists mentor local surveillance teams in #SierraLeone as they sift through stacks of #Ebola case investigation forms. They are comparing information in the database with the hardcopies in order to verify the data, for example: catch missed entries, misspellings, duplicates, etc.
Correct data drives proper response activities. It signals hotspots – areas with active transmission - it shows whether numbers of cases are increasing or decreasing, if the epidemic has peaked, it identifies groups of the population that are being disproportionately affected (e.g., children, elderly) and can highlight many other indicators.
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In this video, a group of Ebola survivors and a nurse at a government hospital in Kenema, #SierraLeone.
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worldhealthorganization “I feel proud to see that some of the people I cared for in the treatment centre during this [#Ebola] outbreak survived. Despite the fact that so many died including some of my own colleagues, seeing the few survivors is an assurance that the risk we the health workers have been taking did not go in vain”
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worldhealthorganization "For me, being sad is in the back of my mind, but in the front of my mind is: [#Ebola] virus we will caught you before you can do any more harm. It is sad to know that someone will be suffering, but at least there is something that can be done." -Phumza Ohaebosim, Medical Technologist from the South African NICD Mobile Laboratory, Lakka, #SierraLeone

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worldhealthorganization “I tested positive [for #Ebola] after caring for my #pregnant daughter, a nurse - who later died at the hospital. So when I was informed that I was positive I was too terrified to go to the treatment centre because of the negative rumours about the centre and health practitioners working there. But I proved all to be wrong and was very lucky to have received early treatment which made me survived.”
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worldhealthorganization “The villages were like ghost towns. There was no #food, no medicines, some people run away to the bush because they are frightened of the disease” -Alusine Babah Kamara, community volunteer surveillance and helping to construct #Ebola community care centres in #SierraLeone.

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worldhealthorganization “How do I feel about setting an #Ebola community centre in my chiefdom? I feel crazy good!”
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worldhealthorganization “Every day, before I enter the #Ebola Treatment Unit, I have to make sure that I have all my five senses right. Yes, putting on a PPE [Personal Protective Equipment] protects you, but you need to make sure that your mindset is there too. A little mistake can easily happen. I have to make sure that I am safe first before I can help others”
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