A key lesson in the response to this outbreak was the critical importance of engaging with and mobilising communities to bring the epidemic under control.

Trusted, clear and effective communication and engagement approaches proved critical to ensuring that fear, panic and rumours did not undermine response efforts and lead to Ebola spreading even more quickly.

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Publication date: 16/04/2018

Document status: Final

IFRC_CEA in Ebola preparedness_Case Study_FINAL

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National Societies
Community engagement
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Case study