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Interrupting Ebola Transmission in Liberia Through Community-Based InitiativesInterrupting Ebola Transmission in Liberia

Mosoka Fallah, PhD, MPH; Bernice Dahn, MD, MPH; Tolbert G. Nyenswah, Esq, MPH; Moses Massaquoi, MD, MPH; Laura A. Skrip, MPH; Dan Yamin, PhD; Martial Ndeffo Mbah, PhD; Netty Joe, MD; Siedoh Freeman, MD; Thomas Harris, BA; Zinnah Benson, BBA; and Alison P. Galvani, PhD
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This article was published online first at www.annals.org on 5 January 2016.

From the Ministry of Health, Community-Based Initiative, United Nations Development Programme, and A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, University of Liberia, Monrovia, Liberia, and Center for Infectious Disease Modeling and Analysis, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, Connecticut.

Acknowledgment: The authors thank Tom Snyder and Tom Murray for their development of a mobile application to collect active surveillance data and the thousands of community workers who came together to implement CBIs.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M15-1464.

Requests for Single Reprints: Mosoka Fallah, PhD, MPH, PO Box 10-9009, 1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia; e-mail, mfallah1969@gmail.com.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Fallah, Dahn, and Massaquoi; Mr. Nyenswah; Mr. Harris; Ms. Joe; Ms. Freeman; and Ms. Benson: PO Box 10-9009, 1000 Monrovia 10, Liberia.

Drs. Yamin, Ndeffo Mbah, and Galvani and Ms. Skrip: 135 College Street, Suite 200, New Haven, CT 06520.

Author Contributions: Conception and design: M. Fallah, B. Dahn, T.G. Nyenswah, L.A. Skrip, D. Yamin, M. Ndeffo Mbah, S. Freeman, T. Harris.

Analysis and interpretation of the data: T.G. Nyenswah, L.A. Skrip, T. Harris.

Drafting of the article: M. Fallah, T.G. Nyenswah, L.A. Skrip, D. Yamin, A.P. Galvani.

Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: D. Yamin, M. Ndeffo Mbah, A.P. Galvani.

Final approval of the article: M. Fallah, T.G. Nyenswah, L.A. Skrip, D. Yamin, M. Ndeffo Mbah, A.P. Galvani.

Provision of study materials or patients: T.G. Nyenswah.

Obtaining of funding: Z. Benson.

Administrative, technical, or logistic support: N. Joe, S. Freeman, M. Massaquoi, T. Harris, Z. Benson.

Collection and assembly of data: S. Freeman, T. Harris.

Ann Intern Med. 2016;164(5):367-369. doi:10.7326/M15-1464
© 2016 American College of Physicians
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In Liberia, programs based on community engagement were effective in controlling the Ebola virus disease epidemic. This article details the community-based initiative that was instrumental to the shift in transmission dynamics.

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