Social Mobilization Lessons Learned: The Ebola Response in Liberia

by Kathleen Fox, Anna Helland, Katie Frank et al.
Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), February 2017

114 pp. 13.4 MB
http://healthcommcapacity.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Ebola-Lessons-Learned-
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While no single factor can be credited for controlling the Ebola outbreak, transparency, communication and community engagement contributed substantially to changing the course of the outbreak in West Africa. Community engagement and social mobilization more broadly, contributed to significant behaviour change – from eliminating physical contact with others and reducing in-country movement to increasing handwashing and care-seeking practices – by engaging and motivating individuals and communities to create change in their lives and environment.

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