“I am an Ebola Survivor. This is My Story”

There’s one category of people you don’t often hear from in the unfolding crisis in West Africa: actual survivors of ebola. In part, that is because the survival rate is low–less than 50%. But it’s also the case that African voices have been systematically excluded from much of the global conversation about this outbreak. 

This video from the World Food Program offers a unique perspective of an ebola survivor named Juliana Kemokai from a town that has been under quarantine in Sierra Leone.  It’s an incredible story, and is part of an important collection of mini-documentaries that UNICEF and the World Food Program are compiling from ebola affected countries in West Africa.