For professionals who have dealt with the Ebola epidemic, COVID-19 brings back lessons learned:
- Karim Benard-Dende, Internews Country Director in DRC, stated that “Prevention for COVID-19 is not really different from Ebola prevention.” He especially recognizes the universal need for trusted, reliable, local information in local languages to respond to local needs as quickly as possible.
Read more about Internews approach here.
- Sorcha O’Callaghan of the Overseas Development Institute reflects on 5 things she, as a humanitarian, has learned from the Ebola crisis for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read about her insights.
- Meesha Brown, president of PCI Media, also writes here about 5 things she has learned from fighting against Ebola by engaging the media that can help tackle COVID-19.