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Sierra Leone: Ebola survivors demand for care from government

Sierra Leone: Ebola survivors demand for care from government

Sierra Leone

Hundreds of Ebola survivors jostled with security forces in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, as they staged a demonstration against the government for its perceived inaction over their care.

They gathered at the city center calling for the free health care and scholarships promised for their children and has not been delivered.

There has been no response so far from authorities in the country that is gradually recovering from two years of the Ebola crisis.

Our living conditions are deplorable and we demand to be cared for.

Doctors Without Borders report that there are more than 4,000 Ebola survivors in the country, who are the most vulnerable group facing continuing health challenges and stigmatization from the society.

The Ebola epidemic was recently declared over but a resurgence in rural Guinea has already killed seven people in the past few weeks.

Last week, two more cases were also confirmed in Liberia.

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