Safe and dignified burials in Sierra Leone

In the world of infectious diseases, a lot of sadness hides behind acronyms. Recently, Concern became involved with one of the very saddest: “DBM”, or “dead body management.”

Stopping the Ebola epidemic

In the western area of Sierra Leone, which includes the capital city of Freetown, it is estimated that up to 80 percent of Ebola transmissions are the result of contact with dead bodies. That means that the safe disposal of dead bodies is critical to breaking the cycle of transmission. 

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