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WHO Feature Story Examines Ebola Response In Liberia

WHO: Liberia succeeds in fighting Ebola with local, sector response
This WHO feature describes “[t]he story of how Liberia’s most populous county, Montserrado, turned around an exponentially-growing Ebola outbreak … WHO’s team and national officials, aided by veterans from WHO’s polio eradication group in India, decentralized the response, using quality management principles that empowered local teams and held them accountable for results. These local sector teams involved more than 4,000 community members, using business best practices and an incident management system to vastly improve surveillance, case finding, contact tracing, and overall management of key response activities…” (April 2015).

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