Fatmata Sesay a nursing staff who got infected with the dreaded Ebola is a survivor, along with her 11-year-old daughter Tata.
Fatmata spent three weeks in the hospital while Tata her daughter was there for two:
“I am the happiest person in the world right now.”
“I knew I was very sick as I was bleeding through my nose and vomiting blood clots, but I am lucky, I am better now and so is Tata. It is not easy to recover from this terrible disease,” says Fatmata.
As the survivors leave the hospital there are often several local media waiting to photograph them and hear their story. Fatmata raises her arms in the air,
“I thank Allah and the nurses who have cared for me, we are alive”.
PhotoCredit: © UNICEF Sierra Leone/2014