As the deadly virus gripped Monrovia, Mayor Clara Doe Mvogo turned to local leaders to marshal support for a community-wide awareness campaign. Armed with knowledge, residents faced their fears, confronted the disease, and beat it back.
Threatened by Ebola in neighboring countries, Sidi Jaquite and his team of trusted health workers used their experience to spring into action to protect vulnerable communities.
Communities have played the leading role in stopping the spread of the virus, but challenges remain as families struggle to recover economically.
Two advocates in Liberia and Sierra Leone demonstrate that good governance must come from within.
Prevention efforts remain critical, but investment in jobs and support for essential services will also be key to the region’s recovery.
In Guinea-Bissau, rural villages near the border of Guinea are at high risk for an Ebola outbreak, but community outreach efforts may make all the difference in protecting families and halting the spread of the disease.