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Engaging Communities in Emergency Responses: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia

Citation: 
Kathi Fox. Engaging Communities in Emergency Responses: Lessons from the Ebola Outbreak in Liberia
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Local networks of trusted community leaders were engaged to inform and work with their communities to eliminate Ebola transmission and play positive roles in their communities. Clear, consistent, honest and culturally sensitive communication and messaging and social mobilization activities were crucial for increasing individual and community knowledge and reducing risk behaviors and stigma

Author(s): 
Kathi Fox
Year published: 
2017
Month published: 
February