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Health Workers on Ebola Frontlines Serve Countries, Risk Own Lives

April 6, 2015

Mohammed Sidie Sheriff is one of 891 health workers who have contracted Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since the start of the outbreak, which has taken more than 10,000 lives and led to more than 25,000 infections. Throughout the crisis, health care workers like Sidie have been on the frontlines, risking their lives and livelihoods to end Ebola and restore essential health services in the hardest-hit countries. On this year’s World Health Day (April 7) and during World Health Worker Week (April 6-10), many are paying tribute to their heroic work, as well as to the foreign medical teams that came to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to lend a helping hand.