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Communication is vital to stemming the spread of Ebola

Congratulations on calling attention to the essential role communication plays in stemming the spread of Ebola ("Public health experts stress importance of trust in West Africa as they fight Ebola," Nov. 17). Accurate, trust-worthy communication is important throughout the continuum of prevention, care seeking, safe treatment and safe burial. For more than 25 years, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs has specialized in creating public health campaigns designed to fight malaria, HIV/AIDS and other deadly diseases. Our expertise has prepared us well for tackling Ebola, particularly in Liberia, where CCP worked closely with the Ministry of Health to rebuild the...