Reopening of schools in Guinea
After being kept closed for three months due to the Ebola outbreak, schools across Guinea reopened on 19 January 2015.
UNICEF and other Ebola Response partners supported the government of Guinea in its effort to make the reopening of schools as safe as possible.
Measures include temperature screening at the entrance, washing hands with soap and water, minimizing physical contact, not sharing water bottles and food, and instructions on what to do when someone gets sick at school.
More than 80,000 teachers from pre-primary to university levels have been trained by the Guinean Ministry of Education, UNICEF and partners. Approximately 48,000 hygiene kits have been distributed to all 12,000 schools across the country.
Conakry, Guinea, on 19 January 2015
Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret