‘Principle Of Trust’ Necessary To End Polio, Ebola

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Smart Global Health”: The Power of Belief: What Polio and Ebola have in common
In a guest post, Heidi Larson of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington discusses how “[m]isinformation, strong traditional beliefs, and distrust of health workers” have contributed to the persistence of poliovirus and the current spread of Ebola virus, and how “a strong principle of trust” is necessary to end both diseases (9/3).

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