June 19, 2020

Stepping Forward to Flatten the Curve

Presenters and participants of Dr. Oussou's program learn proper hand washing technique and how to wear a mask. 

Fulbright-Humphrey alumnus Kouame Remi Oussou believes "each and every leader should step forward in this time of COVID-19" -- and that's exactly what he has done in his community in Cote d'Ivoire.

Dr. Oussou started a program to train several villages in Cote D'Ivoire about COVID-19 preventative measures. Through support from the U.S. Embassy and the local government, Dr. Oussou and his team have gone to eight villages to give presentations on symptoms of the disease and proper hand washing techniques, and to distribute face masks and hand sanitizer. Dr. Oussou hopes this campaign shows people that COVID-19 is a serious threat to people of all ages, as well as  the importance of preventative measures.

Dr. Oussou was a 2018-2019 Humphrey Fellow at Penn State University. He was on the Fulbright Roster as a Specialist for Internationalizing Institutional Capacity from 2011-2016.

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