Helping Survivors Recover

People who survived the Ebola virus disease were impacted in multiple ways. After recovering from the disease, many survivors lost their livelihoods; some were fired from their jobs because of stigma, others were unable to work because of EVD-related health problems. Many also lost part or all of their support network, as family members passed away after contracting Ebola. Ebola survivors also suffer disproportionately from mental health issues and health conditions that require specialty care, such as cataracts and joint pain. Establishing survivor associations has proven to be an effective way of supporting and empowering the survivor population in each of these three countries. Tools and information in this section are intended for those working with Ebola survivors during the post-outbreak recovery period. This section includes resources for establishing survivor networks, accessing health services, and monitoring the health status of survivors.

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