Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures

Beni, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Medical staff prepare to bury Elodie Kitsama (19) who died from ebola the previous day at the Beni Ebola Treatment Centre. Her family look on from behind a protective window. Elodie, who was still at school, died after four days of treatment at the centre. The policy of 'safe funerals' means only trained health workers, wearing protective clothing, can handle corpses of ebola victims. Although essential to stop the spread of ebola it is resented by many because it is traditional to hug and kiss the dead in DRC.

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Simon Townsley/Panos Pictures
Beni, North Kivu
Democratic Republic of Congo
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42.33 x 28.22 cm (300 dpi)
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