Health workers wearing full protective clothing hug each other at an Ebola treatment facility in Freetown. The workers are only supposed to hug each other when they are fully protected. Norwegian gynecologist Ingrid Langen (middle) is about to start working with pregnant Ebola patients.
Since the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone in 2014, about 3,500 people, including 100 health workers and 11 doctors, have died of the disease. Though the number of infections is falling and life is starting to return to normal, the effects of the epidemic on the country's economy and society have been devastating.