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Stopping Ebola in its Tracks: a Community-Led Response

Published 11/30/2015 by Global Communities

The public view of the Ebola response was dominated by images and stories of medical workers and Ebola treatment units. But there is also the less-known story of the many thousands of Liberian health workers, government staff, traditional leaders and volunteers who played the most significant role in building resilience to Ebola and reducing transmission and infection. It is these groups, working in the frontlines and at significant risk, which Global Communities partnered with throughout the Ebola response.

Global Communities’ approach to countering the Ebola outbreak has been highlighted by President Obama, Dr. Rajiv Shah, former Administrator of USAID, and many others as having been a key component in the successful fight against Ebola in Liberia in the 2014-15 outbreak. This new publication “Stopping Ebola in its Tracks,” has two strands:

  1. It describes Global Communities’ community-driven response to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia
  2. It derives from this experience lessons learned and recommendations for preventing and dealing with future disasters

This publication describes the process of adaptation, collaboration and partnership which helped the response to be successful, detailing the challenges along the way that led to further adaptation.

To read the full publication, please click here.