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Ebola Survivors Face Physical, Mental Health Issues, Lack Access To Health Care, NGO Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Three years after Ebola outbreak declared in Guinea, survivors still suffer — charity
“Three years after the world’s worst recorded Ebola outbreak was first declared in Guinea, hundreds of survivors who suffer from physical and mental health problems are struggling to access care, a medical charity said on Friday. More than 1,100 people in Guinea survived the deadly virus — around a third of whom are estimated to suffer from depression, and four in 10 from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA). … Yet many survivors cannot afford health care, said Ivonne Loua, a doctor who runs ALIMA’s survivor care program in Guinea…” (Guilbert, 3/17).

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