24 year old Ebola survivor Aminata Koroma undergoes a counselling session with MSF counsellor Abdul Sesay during a MSF outreach mission the village of Mabekoh. Koroma survived the disease after being treated by MSF in Kailahun, but four members of her family died. “After my father died they quarantined us” she said. “Then my head began to hurt so I called 117. They sent me to Kailahun and I was discharged five days later. My granny, my uncle and my brother also died. After two weeks I went back to hospital as I had a persistent cold, and I have still have some pain in my back, but now it is not bad.

The community were not afraid of me when i came back. When they ate they would call me to come and join them.”

After Koroma’s father died she was forced to drop out of school. Now she sells chilli at the market to try and save enough to go back to school to complete her exams.

Mabekoh, Sierra Leone, 4/11/2015.Koroma survived the disease after being treated by MSF in Kailahun, but four members of her family died. “After my father died they quarantined us” she said. “Then my head began to hurt so I called 117. They sent me to Kailahun and I was discharged five days later. My granny, my uncle and my brother also died. After two weeks I went back to hospital as I had a persistent cold, and I have still have some pain in my back, but now it is not bad.

The community were not afraid of me when i came back. When they ate they would call me to come and join them.”

After Koroma’s father died she was forced to drop out of school. Now she sells chilli at the market to try and save enough to go back to school to complete her exams.

Mabekoh, Sierra Leone, 4/11/2015.