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Author: Andy Channelle

Choosing modern medicine over traditional healers in Ebola-affected Guinea

In many African societies, traditional healers are solicited for many reasons. They are called healers or witch doctors for their talents in hunting evil spells and for their mastery of medicinal plants. They are listened to and respected by communities who have full confidence and trust in their skills. It is how these men and women earn a living.

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The passion of a young volunteer in Guinea’s Ebola response

Sekou Camara, 20, was among the first to volunteer to conduct safe and dignified burials with the Red Cross Society of Guinea when the Ebola outbreak began two years ago. Despite his young age, Sekou Camara dedicated himself to fighting Ebola, acquiring valuable experience along the way.

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Liberia: Ebola is over. What’s next?

On a warm and beautiful Sunday in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, beaches are crowded and busy. The ocean roars while children play football and others dance to the beat of local music. Since the Ebola outbreak was declared over, for a third time in January 2016, curfews have been lifted.

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The challenges that Ebola survivors can face in Guinea

In her forties, Maimaïssatou Toure is a mother of six and an Ebola survivor from Forécariah Prefecture, Guinea. Known for her dynamism and courage, this woman devoted one year of her life to caring for children whose parents were infected by Ebola and admitted to the treatment centre in Forécariah.

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