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Missing the Mark? People in Eastern DRC Need Information on Ebola in a Language They Understand

Missing the Mark? People in Eastern DRC Need Information on Ebola in a Language They Understand

  <h4>Rapid Language Needs Assessment in Goma, DRC</h4>
Author: 
Mahrukh Maya Hasan
Publication Date
Friday, March 1, 2019
Affiliation: 

Translators without Borders (TWB)

"The local form of Swahili is the most effective language for risk communication and community engagement for the Ebola response in Goma."

Insights on the language people use and in what format they most effectively receive information are crucial for the Ebola response. This is a central conclusion of a report from Translators without Borders (TWB) that assesses whether the information provided by aid organisations on Ebola prevention is understood. In acknowledgement of the centrality of community engagement to resolving the epidemic, the assessment was made in support of the ministry of health's campaign to ensure the effectiveness of Ebola prevention and preparedness in Goma, North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  <div class="field button"><a href="https://translatorswithoutborders.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/DRC_Ebola_Assessment_English.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the 18-page report in PDF format.</a></div>
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Source: 

"'Chanjo'? Ebola warnings puzzle communities in Goma", by Jenny Lei Ravelo, Devex, March 27 2019; and emails from Krissy Welle to The Communication Initiative on April 8 2019 and April 10 2019. Image credit: Translators without Borders

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