WASH Resources, Education Helps Liberian Communities Prevent Ebola, Other Diseases
U.S. Global Leadership Coalition/Medium: Untouched: How 284 Liberian Communities Remained Ebola-Free
Piet deVries, senior adviser for water, sanitation, and hygiene at Global Communities, discusses how the organization’s efforts to eliminate open defecation in 284 Liberian communities helped those places remain Ebola-free during the epidemic. “…[P]eople who had been exposed to the program’s education were far more likely to develop healthier behaviors and practices that lead to Ebola resistance – especially when led by a member of their own community…” (10/7).