"There is a frustration with what people have been through and what people have seen happen to them."
"On the spot where it's rumoured African American slaves threw off their shackles to found their own country, the people of Freetown had gathered on this sweltering November night to relinquish themselves from another oppressor."
I contracted Ebola through midwifing a pregnant woman. Unfortunately, the woman was infected and she died of the virus as well as her baby...
Shortly before I left the U.S., I watched President Obama welcome Ebola survivors who had worked during the epidemic in Liberia to the White House, and greet them with handshakes and hugs. At the time, it struck me that beating those incredibly difficult odds was truly something to celebrate, and that those survivors, now members of a tiny club, must be among the happiest and most grateful people on earth.
ELWA3, the MSF Ebola Management Center (EMC) in Monrovia, has been featured in many news stories over the past months. It’s a huge facility with lots of staff focused on triage of those with Ebola symptoms and management of the suspected and confirmed cases. The good news is that with the decreased in cases of Ebola in Monrovia, the census has been low leaving many beds empty.
Yesterday was a day of three miracles – two of our sickest ever patients were discharged, and a baby girl survived against all the odds.
Martin introduces the youngest and oldest survivors of the current Ebola outbreak