By sharing more personal stories of survival, we can offer arguably the most meaningful and powerful motivation to take the recommended steps prevent Ebola and get care, despite the stigma ( WHO).
What we have so far:
- Radio reaches the largest number of people across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, followed by mobile phones
- There are many creative formats. I like the edu-tainment drama series idea, while it is hard to beat the power of face-to-face communication when possible.
- Survivors have a lot to offer, if supported. Anna Bershteyn's idea of making the most of survivors' immunity by involving them at a face-to-face, community level and branding Ebola survivors as heroes sounds great. Florence Baingana is also looking at a psychosocial support program for survivors.