MSF nurse dons personal protective equipment as she prepares to enter the Ebola treatment center
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MSF nurse Seraphine dons her personal protective equipment as she prepares to enter the high-risk zone of the Mangina Ebola treatment center. Born and raised in North Kivu, she has worked with MSF in the region for several
years. “My aunt always complained that people working in hospitals never smiled. That’s why she didn’t feel comfortable there,” she said. “She literally asked me to become a nurse so she would encounter at least one person with a smile in the hospital. So that’s what I do now—treat people in the best way I can, [and] give them a big smile!”