Peace Corps

Division of labor in caring for Ebola patients

To the editor: As Peace Corps volunteers years ago, we were trained to work with host country nationals in carrying out any project the communities felt they needed. This basic principle can be applied to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West African countries. ("West Africans are key to fighting Ebola," Op-Ed, Sept. 25) The United States can build new hospitals that will institute a policy of training family members to care for sick relatives in the hospital. By doing that, West Africans will learn how to care for Ebola victims, learn what is actually going on in the care centers, and be able to return to their communities and allay their suspicions about what happens inside the...