IRC in the News
"I've never felt my destination is just me being successful. I feel the absolute moral responsibility to do something to give back, something for humanity that's much bigger than myself," says IRC Voice Danielle de Niese.
Of opera star Danielle de Niese, The New York Times said hers was "a voice seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals."
The fight against Ebola is taking place on two well-known fronts: on the ground in West Africa, where governments and aid groups are racing to build treatment centers; and inside the lab, where scientists are trying to create vaccines and therapies to halt transmission. A third battleground, harder to track but no less important, focuses on efforts to win trust and change the behavior of the people most at risk of spreading the virus.
Beyond the obvious gaps in funding, health personnel and equipment — the international response is still a far cry from what it should be — little attention has been paid to the logistical challenges and practical difficulties that continue to hinder global efforts to curtail the West African epidemic.