The Ebola outbreak in the Congo (DRC) is the second largest on record. Conditions on the ground are challenging due to distrust rooted in decades of conflict and violence. But The Story of Ebola is being used extensively by the Red Cross (IFRC), MSF/Doctors Without Borders, and other aid organizations to reach community leaders, traditional chiefs, and villagers.
These organizations are finding creative ways to show the film to as many people as possible, including traveling to villages with laptops and small projectors. MSF also shows the animation on a TV screen in the information area of Ebola treatment centers.
The Story of Ebola is an engaging story that helps teach people about the disease and how it spreads, which is crucial to help in containing the outbreak. To reach more people in the Congo, The Story of Ebola is now available in Swahili, French, and Lingala.