Liberian Singers Use The Power Of Music To Raise Ebola Awareness

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In West Africa, one of the simplest ways to slow the Ebola outbreak is to educate people about how to keep from getting infected with the virus. Now, there are some signs that Ebola awareness is indeed driving down the number of cases in parts of Liberia — and Liberian musicians and DJs may deserve some of the credit.

The airwaves in Liberia are saturated with songs about this disease. Early on in the epidemic the government and aid agencies commissioned public awareness songs but they actually ended up terrifying people. The message: There’s no cure. Don’t touch anybody. Stop eating bush meat.

Source: NPR (link opens in a new window)

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