22 February 2020
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A simulation of childbirth in an infection prevention and control situation taking place in an environment sensitive to the Ebola virus. © UNFPA DRC
NORTH KIVU AND ITURI PROVINCES, Democratic Republic of the Congo – The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in the grip of the world’s second largest Ebola epidemic on record, although the incidence of cases has... Read more
18 February 2019
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Jémima Masika was infected with Ebola and survived. © UNFPA DRC/Brigitte Kiaku
BENI, Democratic Republic of the Congo – When Jémima Masika, 26, lost her parents to Ebola in August, she thought deadly virus was a myth – then she fell sick herself. “I did not believe in the existence of Ebola,” she... Read more
10 September 2018
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Active conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is thwarting efforts to deliver life-saving sexual and reproductive health care to women and girls in need. © UNFPA Democratic Republic of the Congo
MANGINA, Democratic Republic of the Congo – On 1 August, just one week after the World Health Organization declared an end to the ninth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the tenth struck.  “We had... Read more
19 June 2017
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Midwifery students listen to a fetal heartbeat. A new generation of midwives will shore up reproductive health care in Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone. © Olivia Acland, United Nations
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone – The horrific Ebola outbreak in West Africa came to an end one year ago. The crisis left over 3,900 Sierra Leoneans dead and health systems in disarray – yet the true toll of the epidemic has... Read more
1 July 2016
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Volunteer James S. Yangbie leads a discussion at the health club he started at Kaytoken Junior High. Talented youth volunteers are meeting reproductive health needs in Liberia, where conflict and the Ebola epidemic had left the health system shattered. © UNFPA/Ruth Fertig
UNITED NATIONS, New York/MONROVIA, Liberia – Jackie knows about heartbreak. She became pregnant in the ninth grade and was forced to leave school. Then, when her baby was nearly two years old, she suddenly fell sick. “I... Read more
1 July 2015
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Condoms are critical for preventing sexually transmitted infections, including HIV and – in Ebola-affected countries like Liberia – the Ebola virus. © UNFPA/Nordic Office
MONROVIA, Liberia – “I am HIV-positive, and I am sure I acquired the virus through sexual contact,” said Stephen McGill, of the group Stop AIDS in Liberia, at the launch of a campaign promoting condom use. The recent... Read more
11 May 2015
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A woman and her baby rest at a UNFPA-supported health facility in Liberia. © UNFPA Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Two days ago, Liberia was declared Ebola-free, after the tragic 13-month-long outbreak saw the deaths of nearly 5,000 people. But while the outbreak is now officially over,... Read more
3 February 2015
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Siah Tamba, an Ebola survivor, now works at the Ebola treatment unit in Sinje, Liberia. She lost her mother, sister and daughter to the illness.  © UNMEER/Martine Perret
MONROVIA, Liberia – After recovering from the near-death experience of an Ebola infection, survivors in Liberia are reporting that their ordeal is not yet over. Many say they are encountering hostility, exclusion and... Read more
22 January 2015
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BAMAKO, Mali – Four days ago, Mali became the third West African country declared to be Ebola-free after the deadly outbreak penetrated its borders late last year. Health workers are now standing watch at the country’s... Read more
5 January 2015
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 Contact tracers are trained to use the CommCare app in Ratoma.
CONAKRY, Guinea – As the Ebola epidemic continues to ravage parts of West Africa, health officials are intensifying their efforts on the ground. Now included in their arsenal is a mobile phone application that promises... Read more

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