Social Mobilization and the Ebola Virus Disease in Liberia

By (author) John Perry, T. Debey Sayndee

Hardback - £47.00

Publication date:

01 December 2016

Length of book:

118 pages

Publisher

Hamilton Books

ISBN-13: 9780761868514

The Ebola virus disease represented a grave crisis for Liberia. After many years of civil conflict its health system had been weakened and there were too few physicians and health care workers who were willing and able to deal effectively with the disease which spread far beyond Africa to Europe and the United States of America. The book offers a convenient summary of the background of the EVD crisis, and the ways it was defeated by the public who were energized by the gravity of the situation. It discusses the lessons learned, the effect of the disease on children, and the way forward for the international health care system to prepare itself better for possible future epidemics of the same scale and gravity.