Local Knowledge, Trust Important In Disease Outbreak Responses, Experts Say

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Motorbikes, trust, and pepper soup: Ebola tips to tackle deadly diseases
“Unsung local heroes who helped defeat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may hold the key to thwarting deadly epidemics in the future, experts say. … And yet the contributions made by communities have been largely overlooked, Sierra Leone-based British anthropologist Paul Richards told the Uppsala Health Summit on tackling infectious diseases this month…” (Lazareva, 10/19).

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