Multilingual Video Promotes Positive Action to Prevent Ebola

A dozen African musicians, including the Guinean Mory Kanté, the Ivorian Tiken Jah Fakoli, the Malians Salif Keita and Amadou and Mariam, as well as some Congolese musicians, have come together to produce a song called “AFRICA STOP EBOLA” to educate people in Ebola prevention. Written both in French and in indigenous languages spoken widely in the affected regions in Africa including Malinke, Sousou, Bambara and Lingala. Messages from the song are very simple and resonate well even with the local contexts: “Trust doctors,” “do not touch sick or dead people” and “practice good and safe hygiene sanitation.”

Please listen to and share the song. It is an easy way to spread the message and take positive action, which can raise awareness about Ebola prevention all over the world and in the affected regions in particular.

Mohamad Sy-ar | JHU∙CCP Program Officer

Mohamad Syar is a Program Officer with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Communication Programs (JHU∙CCP). He has over 12 years international experience working in HIV/AIDS, malaria, reproductive health, and family planning programs. For the past four years, he has been backstopping and overseeing implementation of JHU∙CCP projects as well as providing technical support to many countries including Pakistan, Nepal, Cote d'Ivoire, and Madagascar.

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