Assessing the Effectiveness of a Community Intervention for Monkeypox Prevention in the Congo Basin

  title={Assessing the Effectiveness of a Community Intervention for Monkeypox Prevention in the Congo Basin},
  author={Amira A Roess and Benjamin P. Monroe and Eric A. Kinzoni and S{\'e}amus Gallagher and Saturnin R. Ibata and Nkenda Badinga and Trolienne M. Molouania and Fredy S. Mabola and Jean Vivien Mombouli and Darin S. Carroll and Adam Macneil and Noelle A Benzekri and Cynthia Moses and Inger K. Damon and Mary G. Reynolds},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND In areas where health resources are limited, community participation in the recognition and reporting of disease hazards is critical for the identification of outbreaks. This is particularly true for zoonotic diseases such as monkeypox that principally affect people living in remote areas with few health services. Here we report the findings of an evaluation measuring the effectiveness of a film-based community outreach program designed to improve the understanding of monkeypox… CONTINUE READING
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