SIGN – Guinea

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Date

2014 – 2016

Description

"Union Préfectorale des Chasseurs Féticheurs et Guérisseurs Traditionells de Forecariah," a hand-painted wooden sign identifying the Traditional Healers Association in Forécariah – an organization created during the 2014 – 2016 Ebola outbreak in Guinea.

The Traditional Healers Association in Forécariah was formed with the assistance of the Association pour la Promotion de la Gouvernance et des Initiatives Locales (AGIL) to facilitate trust and communication between various Western organizations – including CDC – and traditional healers in Guinea after initial conflict during the early days of the Ebola response when traditional healers were asked to stop practicing by foreign organizations.

Source

United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Traditional Healers Association in Forécariah, Guinea/Union Préfectorale des Chasseurs Féticheurs et Guérisseurs Traditionells de Forecariah

Citation

“SIGN – Guinea,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed June 17, 2024, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/8292.