Health care workers and military and other organizations from both inside and outside West African countries have worked hard to slow the Ebola virus outbreak. They provided medical supplies to the sick and their caretakers and trained everyone in the best hygiene routines to prevent the virus’ spread.
Children have been isolated during the recent months. Many have been sick. Some have died. But even healthy children have suffered because Ebola has delayed their education.
Today, as teachers demonstrate hand-washing rituals, some U.S. troops are staying to support communities in new ways. And more health care workers and trainers are on the way.