The scarcity of health care workers in western Africa poses a serious challenge. Even before the outbreak, Liberia’s 4.3 million people were served by just 51 physicians2—fewer than many clinical units in a typical major US teaching hospital. Many more physicians are needed, but focusing on physicians will not be enough. Successful integration of prevention and treatment efforts requires a comprehensive strategy, including community health workers, who can encourage sick patients to come to health care institutions, and nurses, who provide lifesaving supportive care, such as intravenous rehydration and electrolyte management, in an environment that is safe for both practitioners and patients.4 With patients increasingly turning their frustration toward health care workers, an essential component of any strategy must include ensuring and in some cases restoring trust. A key to this goal should be to recruit and train local workers, many of whom will be from the most affected communities. Survivors, likely immune, can play a role in this regard and in communicating the importance not only of isolation but also of early diagnosis.