What can HIV teach us about fighting Ebola?

Dale Hanson Bourke, author and former World Vision U.S. Board member, wrote a thought-provoking essay in the Washington Post entitled “Four Things HIV Can Teach Us About Fighting Ebola.” In it she reminds us of the importance of the response of religious leaders in times of crisis, and how to cope with the reaction of family members through traditions and funerals.

“After nearly three decades, AIDS has gone from being viewed as a terrifying plague to being understood as a chronic and preventable disease. While Ebola continues to cause great fear and confusion, many health workers hope the lessons learned from combating HIV/AIDS may lessen Ebola’s impact and bring the crisis under control more quickly.”

Read the full article here.

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