Community engagement is necessary to halt the spread of Ebola. People need to understand how to protect themselves and their families, care for and transport the sick, and enable officials to safely bury the dead. These featured materials are examples of communication tools that are being used in communities now. Before being used in a new community or context, communication materials should always be tested with a group of community members to be sure the material is understood and will get its message across. Often adaptations in language and graphics are needed to tailor materials to local needs.
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