The Ebola Crisis: Report From the Front Lines

October 13, 2014 3:58 PM

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Everyone is stunned by the enormity of the situation here. "We weren't prepared" is a recurring theme among officials and health workers. I've heard this many times before -- it's the common thread that runs through all disasters in the developing world -- lack of preparation for the worst and a failure to prepare ahead of time.

The Ebola outbreak has taken an emotional toll on everyone. Signs of stress are on every face. The government understands the need for technical and resourcing assistance, all beyond their capability, and there is a real need for international organizations to come into the country to implement solu...

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