Liberia: working with communities is the key to stopping Ebola

Dr Peter Clements
WHO/C. Black

12 October 2014 -- In many communities, the outbreak of Ebola virus disease has caused intense fear that sometimes manifests in violence against health workers. WHO’s Dr Peter Clement took a bold approach, travelling 12 hours over dirt roads to the hostile communities in Lofa County. There he went straight to meet the chiefs, to listen and work with communities to help them to develop their own plans.