Liberian Natives Work To Fight Ebola Outbreak From Boston
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In Boston, some natives of Liberia are working to improve sanitation conditions and train health workers on the ground in their homeland, as the country and two of its neighbors battle a deadly Ebola outbreak.
Dr. Raj Panjabi was born in Liberia and is co-founder and CEO of Last Mile Health. He’s also a physician in the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Saran Kaba Jones is founder and CEO of FACE Africa, which has its headquarters in Boston and focuses on installing clean water wells in remote areas of Liberia.
WBUR’s Deborah Becker asked Panjabi and Jones what it’s like watching the Ebola epidemic unfold in their native country, and what their nonprofit groups are trying to do about it.