Fabio Basone/MSF
MSF Midwife Ruth Kauffman with Kumba at the Kailahun Ebola Treatment centre in Sierra Leone, October 2014. Kumba was fighting infection with the Ebola virus and at seven months pregnant it was feared she would not survive. Midwife Ruth Kauffman worked to provide care that supported Kumba through the critical period of delivery. The feotus was still born, having died due to the effects of the virus however Kumba made a full recovery.