Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone shared a big problem even before Ebola struck: a severe health workforce shortage.
Tom Murphy is a Maine-based reporter for Humanosphere.Before joining Humanosphere, Tom founded and edited the aid blog A View From the Cave. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, GlobalPost and Christian Science Monitor. He tweets at @viewfromthecave. Contact him at tmurphy[at]humanosphere.org.