CANBERRA — The response to an epidemic starts within the community, according to Dr. Joanne Liu, international president of Médecins Sans Frontières. But with the current Ebola outbreak facing the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liu told Devex communities have been left behind, creating a failure in the response.

“The community is confused,” she said. “They said we come, drive too fast on the streets and get out in spaceman suits. Then we take their loved ones that they may never see again. They don’t understand what is going on.”

 

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