Ebola's Local Lessons

Think local. That’s the take away from Ebola for health officials looking to combat Zika and other international-border-crossing infectious diseases.

Having worked in the field in Liberia during the Ebola outbreak, Amy S. Patterson, an author and professor of politics at the University of the South, offers this and other key insights about community mobilization.

Among them: Traditional practices—such as strangers reporting to chiefs upon arrival in a village—can be adapted to save lives. “If communities don’t trust the government, the government can’t act effectively,” she writes.
The Washington Post

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