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Quiner CA, Moses C, Monroe BP, Nakazawa Y, Doty JB, Hughes CM, et al. (2017). Presumptive risk factors for monkeypox in rural communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0168664. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168664
"A Risk Questionnaire was designed by INCEF in partnership with local community members and with technical input provided by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The questionnaire was created to capture and better understand presumptive risk factors for MPXV infection and the population that is most likely to participate in these activities, with the objective of improving the specificity and efficacy of outreach materials for populations in rural DRC. This survey was performed in Tshuapa Province, DRC, a rural, forested area of the Congo Basin, in which MPX is endemic. To our knowledge, this questionnaire is the first of its kind, to be conducted in this population by the investigators."
European Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development. (2015). Larger than elephants: Inputs for an EU strategic approach to wildlife conservation in Africa – Synthesis.
"The International Conservation and Education Fund (INCEF) approach is considered particularly effective for awareness-raising and dissemination of information in local communities. INCEF focuses on locally produced and disseminated videos as an educational tool to foster improvement of the health and well-being of human and wildlife populations. It does this by building the capacities of local media professionals to produce quality films in local languages, and building capacities among local education teams to disseminate the videos and measure their impacts."
Collins, Julia. (2017). Filmmaker Cynthia Moses effects change in Congolese Communities [Blog post]. Girls Like You and Me.
"Filmmaker Cynthia Moses grew up in Central Massachusetts, where she thought life would bring a husband, kids, and a white picket fence. Then, she joined the Peace Corps in the early 1970s and left that life behind. After stints at ABC and 60 Minutes, Cynthia took a job with National Geographic’s wildlife documentary unit, and became fascinated with chimpanzees, gorillas. Several years filming in their native habitats in Central Africa led Cynthia to start INCEF, which makes films by and for local people to communicate ideas at the intersections of education, public health, and conservation. Cynthia and her team have reached over a million people over the past ten years, and today, Cynthia is focused on creating foundations for INCEF’s work to continue long into the future."
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