IRC in the News
Some organizations, such as Americares, say it’s too early to tell whether the quarantine debate will hurt recruitment. The International Rescue Committee and Save the Children both pointed out that it makes a complex decision even more difficult.
"I think if you really manage to analyze what happened in great detail, there are very valuable lessons to learn," said Dr. Matthias Borchert, a German doctor now fighting Ebola in Liberia with the U.S.-based International Rescue Committee. It's his fifth epidemic treating diseases like Ebola.
"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.