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Ebola stops with me

Life is returning to the streets of Freetown in Sierra Leone.

 

The Ebola outbreak - which has claimed nearly 4,000 lives nationally and led to a ban on public gatherings - is set to be declared over on 7 November 2015.

 

But for the families and friends who have beaten the disease, it will be a moment of relief and a moment of mourning for the loved ones they have lost.

 

And for the more than 4,000 survivors of Ebola across the country, there are still challenges ahead - from ongoing health complications, to the stigma they face. From the loss of their livelihoods, to the tragic impact on their families.

 

But there is also hope: many survivors are coming together to speak out about their experience and to fight for their rights.

 

Picture: Simon Davis/DFID

 

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Taken on November 1, 2015