美国积极预防刚果民主共和国疫情爆发 分享到:
Preventing Disease Outbreaks in the DRC 2017-12-0263023

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The United States is working with the Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of the Congo to better combat the outbreak of deadly disease. In October, the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa hosted a two-day TechCamp, The Congos: Ground Zero for the Prevention of the Next Global Health Crisis.
美国正在与刚果民主共和国及刚果共和国合作,以更好地抗击致命疾病的爆发。10月,美国驻金沙萨大使馆举办了为期两天的科技营(TechCamp),主题为“刚果人:从零开始,预防下一次全球卫生危机”。
The TechCamp gathered 50 provincial health officials and communication experts from Congo-Kinshasa and Congo-Brazzaville to explore ways modern technology can inform and equip communities to prevent and stop outbreaks of Ebola, Yellow Fever, cholera, and other dangerous diseases.
TechCamp汇聚了50位来自刚果(金)和刚果(布)的省级卫生官员和通讯专家,探讨如何利用现代科技通知及装配社区,从而预防及阻止埃博拉病毒、黄热病、霍乱和其他危险疾病的爆发。
Experts from the NGO community provided participants with practical uses of SMS, voice recognition, radio, and visual media technologies in mitigating the health crises.Participants shared best practices in previous health crises and methods for efficiently deploying technology to fight future outbreaks.TechCamp participants returned home with actionable ideas to improve health communication between provincial governments and the communities.
来自非政府组织的专家们向参与者提供了短信、语音识别、广播和视频媒体技术在减轻卫生危机方面的实际应用。参与者分享了以往卫生危机中的优秀实践以及通过有效部署技术来应对未来疫情爆发的方法。TechCamp结束后,参与者都带着以改善省级政府与社区之间的卫生通讯为目的的可行建议返回了自己的国家。
Through U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC, and the United States Agency for International Development, USAID,the United States government provided more than 200 million dollars in 2017 in humanitarian aid, including health services, to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.USAID and CDC provide health-related support to underserved rural and urban communities throughout both Congo-Kinshasa and Congo-Brazzaville.
美国政府通过美国疾病控制与预防中心(CDC)与美国国际开发署(USAID),于2017年向刚果民主共和国提供了2亿多美元的包括医疗服务在内的人道主义援助。USAID 与CDC向刚果(金)和刚果(布)服务水平低下的农村与城市社区提供了卫生支持。
TechCamps are a U.S. Department of State program that link civil society groups with technology experts and tools to apply tech solutions to real-world issues.Representatives from more than 3,000 organizations globally have taken part in a TechCamp since the program’s inception in 2010. Ilan Moss, Senior Communications Manager for New York-based NGO Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, facilitated The Congos: Ground Zero for the Prevention of the Next Global Health Crisis.
TechCamps是一个美国国务院的计划,旨在将民间社会团体与科技专家及工具联系起来,从而将科技解决方案应用于解决现实世界的问题上。自2010年该计划启动以来,来自全球3,000多个组织的代表参加了TechCamp。纽约非政府组织“被忽视疾病药物行动”的高级公关经理伊兰·莫斯(Ilan Moss)促进了本届TechCamp——“刚果人:从零开始,预防下一次全球卫生危机”的成功举办。
“I believe wholeheartedly in the potential for innovation and technology to solve the world’s most obstinate challenges,”said Jennifer Haskell, Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Kinshasa.
“我由衷地相信,创新与科技具有解决世界上最难挑战的潜能,” 美国驻金沙萨大使馆临时代办詹妮弗·哈斯克尔(Jennifer Haskell)如是说。
“I am also aware that what works in one country may not work in another. Therefore, our TechCamp is focused on results, with participants identifying their own real-world challenges and offering practical technologies to help solve them.”
“同时我也明白,对一个国家奏效的方法可能不适用于另一个国家。因此,我们的TechCamp专注于结果,这就需要参与者发现他们自己遇到的现实挑战,并提供切实可行的技术来帮助解决这些问题。”

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