08 Mar 2017
An Exploratory Study to Examine the Effectiveness of Community Based Ebola Virus Disease Prevention and Management Strategies in Bo District, Sierra Leone
This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of World Vision’s community‐based intervention strategies implemented on EVD knowledge, preventive and treatment care‐seeking practices of community members. The study also explores differences between households containing both children sponsored by World Vision and a documented case of Ebola, and those without.
Brandon Desiderio is the web specialist for Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3). He's a communication for development professional with background in social media marketing, digital journalism and web development. Before joining the HC3 team and the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, he worked for Catholic Relief Services. His interests include community ownership, utilizing media as a force for positive social change, innovative communication technologies, and program design for gender and sexual minorities. Brandon holds a BA in Communication from Cabrini College.