Time Magazine named Ebola Fighters as their 2014 Persons of the Year. I spoke with one of these health care workers, Dr. Joia Mukherjee of Partners in Health, literally as she was en route to Sierra Leone. We discuss why ebola cases are on the decline in Liberia, but not seemingly in Sierra Leone; why the fear of ebola is still much deadlier than the disease itself; why we need to invoke human rights language into any discussion about health care disparities in poor countries; and what lessons the international community needs to draw from this outbreak.
This was a powerful, informative and exceedingly timely conversation with an experienced frontline healthcare worker. Subscribe to the podcast and check out back episodes!