Healers crucial to stop Ebola

Traditional healers are key players in combating Ebola. They have profound knowledge of the local communities and people listen to their advice.

That’s one recommendation from NAI researcher Perpetual Crentsil, based on an analysis of the fatal epidemic in West Africa last year. She also underlines the importance of accurate information to avoid panic. Free soap for poor households is another very basic method to prevent the disease.

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