Episode 8 AAAV Podcast, Community Response to Disease: A Conversation with Dr Lawrence Sao Babawo

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In Episode 10, host Alex de Waal speaks with Dr Lawrence Sao Babawo on the challenges faced by Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis and the lessons learned being applied to Covid-19 responses today.

This time around the security are there, they are not carrying any guns…in groups where there are civilians they are working together, there is nothing like using guns or force on people and that kind of thing…it is purely very professional.

Lawrence Sao Babawo is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Community Health Sciences in the Department of Nursing, Njala University. When the Covid-19 pandemic reached Sierra Leone, Lawrence was appointed a member of the Scientific, Technical and Advisory Group for Emergencies (STAGE) on Covid-19 by the President of Sierra Leone.






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Author : African Arguments

Publish date : 2021-01-21 10:33:43