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    • COVID-19 in Senegal: working with communities to protect and care for the most vulnerable

      COVID-19 in Senegal: working with communities to protect and care for the most vulnerable

      While the number of new cases is decreasing in Senegal, ALIMA teams are not lowering their guard against the virus. After supporting the medical care of confirmed cases in Dakar, the capital, ALIMA is directing its activities towards those most vulnerable to the virus by working closely with communi...

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    • Mental health as a key component of COVID-19 care

      Mental health as a key component of COVID-19 care

      In September 2020, 111 health care personnel from the COVID-19 treatment center at the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea, were trained by ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) in the psychosocial management of psychological distress in the context of COVID-19. Jacob Gaouly, technical...

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    • COVID-19 In Guinea:

      COVID-19 In Guinea: "I hit the road the same day !", testimony of a hygienist

      "Wash your hands. Turn towards me. Turn around. Remove your smock. Throw it into the trash. Wash your hands. Remove your first pair of gloves. Throw them in the trash. Wash your hands." These are the words of Soullo Iffono. The 37-year-old is a hygienist for ALIMA, in charge of disinfection at the...

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    • COVID-19 in Cameroon: The challenge of integrating mental health care into the pandemic response

      COVID-19 in Cameroon: The challenge of integrating mental health care into the pandemic response

      As many countries prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19, the spread of the virus in Africa continues to grow. In Cameroon, faced with fear or denial of the disease, ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) provides psychological support to patients and health workers at the Ce...

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    • DRC: ALIMA responds to the country’s 11th Ebola outbreak

      DRC: ALIMA responds to the country’s 11th Ebola outbreak

      Following the declaration of the 11th outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on June 1, 2020, ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medicine Action) launched an emergency response to support the Ministry of Health’s fight against this deadly hemorrhagic fever. ...

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    • COVID-19 in Burkina Faso: “We should not claim victory early, but instead we should move step by step.”

      COVID-19 in Burkina Faso: “We should not claim victory early, but instead we should move step by step.”

      In Burkina Faso, where COVID-19 was declared on March 9, 2020, ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action) and its local NGO partners KEOOGO and SOS Médecins Burkina Faso began supporting the Ministry of Health at the “Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Tengandogo” in Ouagadougou, the co...

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