Tommy Trenchard/MSF

Mabekoh, Northern Province, Sierra Leone

Ebola survivors Finda Mayamba (L) and Sorie Kamara, with their child, wait to see the doctor during a MSF outreach mission the village of Mabekoh. Many survivors of Ebola still suffer from physicial, social and psychological problems long after recovery. Kamara, 25, used to farm rice and cassava before he caught Ebola but is now too weak to work. 'I got Ebola in October last year. They took me to Bo and I was inside for 10 days. I felt so happy when I survived, but then three months later I stated to feel pain in my chest and my joints. I feel so weak I can't go to the farm any more.' Passionate about football, Kamara says he can still play but it's not like before. He says he is much slower now, and the friend he used to play with died during the outbreak.

Unlike some survivors who were ostracised by fearful relatives, Kamara says the community encouraged and suported him after he was discharged. 'They took me back just like before', he said. 'Now I have no work. I just spend all day sitting down.'

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Tommy Trenchard/MSF
Mabekoh, Northern Province
Sierra Leone
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