New efforts to control Ebola

Activities exploring the Ebola outbreak and a new vaccine to combat it. 

A health worker vaccinates a man against Ebola.
Age:
11-19
Type:
Lesson plan, Newsthink
Subjects:
PSHE, Tutor time
Topics:
Disasters and emergencies, Newsthink

Ebola, the sometimes fatal disease that spreads through contact with an infected person or their clothing, has recurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Officials from the World Health Organisation have expressed particular concern over a case in a city, Mbandaka, in the north-west of the country. Other confirmed cases in the area have all been in rural areas. These activities will look at the new vaccine being used to combat it and the role of health workers in fighting the disease.

Resource overview

1. Photo activity
Discuss the photo of a health worker during a medical trial and review what learners know about the disease.
2. Discussion
Consider the role of health workers who vaccinate people against Ebola and the feelings of the people being vaccinated. 

Credits

This resource was written by P J White of Alt62 and published in May 2018.

The image shows a health worker vaccinating a man during initial trials in Liberia © John Moore/ICRC.