Post Ebola What Can Children Do?

12 June, 2018

Dear All

With the dreadful news that there was an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), we decided to act.

In 2016 and to conclude our work in Sierra Leone we developed a poster - *Safe Strong and Smiling *with the help of practitioners living in Freetown who were working with children in the aftermath of the epidemic there. The

poster includes 20 key messages for children to learn and share: 10 on Ebola and 10 on Lifeskills. To read more on our *Safe Strong and Smiling Project *in Sierra Leone, click here.

A few weeks ago, we decided to revise and translate the poster for the DRC

It can be downloaded in English HERE

It can be downloaded in French HERE

It can be downloaded in Lingala HERE

(Lingala is one of the languages spoken throughout the northwestern part of the DRC)

We hope it will be useful.

The poster aims to support teachers and others to develop work with children in post Ebola circumstances.

As always, any feedback you have for us on the poster is most welcome.

Best wishes


HIFA profile: Clare Hanbury is director of Children for Health ( She qualified as a teacher in the UK and then worked in schools in Kenya and Hong Kong. After an MA in Education in Developing Countries and for many years, Clare worked for The Child-to-Child Trust based at the University of London’s Institute of Education where, alongside Hugh Hawes and Professor David Morley she worked to help embed the Child-to-Child ideas of childrens participation in health – into government and non-government child health and education programmes in numerous countries. Clare has worked with these ideas alongside vulnerable groups of children such as refugees and street children. Since her MSc in International Maternal and Child Health, Clare has worked freelance and focuses on helping government and non-government programmes to design and deliver child-centered health and education programmes where children are active participants. Clare has worked in many countries in East and Southern Africa and in Pakistan, Cambodia and the Yemen. Her current passion is for distilling health information for teachers, health workers and others – into simple practical health messages actionable by children.

Email: clare.hanbury AT