Ebola Survivor Monjama Becomes Counselor for Patients

Monjama and Salamatu

Monjama and Salamatu are Ebola survivors who are now working with us to help others with the virus

Monjama was one of the first survivors to leave our Ebola Treatment Center in Lakka, Sierra Leone. Last Friday, the International Business Times published an article with an update from Monjama, who is using her story of survival to help recovering patients suffering from the psychological trauma of this disease.

Even after a patient beats Ebola, the ostracism and trauma remain. EMERGENCY medical coordinator Luca Rolla explains, “A big problem with recovering patients is depression. People are dying everywhere around those patients [who] also face the stigma when they go back home.” Monjama and other survivors are working at the Lakka Center and using their positive stories of survival to connect with these patients.

To read the full article, click here.

To help those recovering from Ebola at our Treatment Centers in Sierra Leone, please click here to donate now.

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