Exhausted Nurses in Kenema



Exhausted Nurses in Kenema


On July 24, 2014, in Sierra Leone, Sister Nancy Yoko, a nurse, speaks with colleagues in the office of the Ebola virus disease -EVD- treatment center at Kenema Government Hospital. Staff at the center are devastated by the loss of six nurses and one doctor who contracted EVD while caring for patients. The few nurses who remain are exhausted, overworked and demoralized. "We are known as the 'Ebola nurses,'" says Ms. Yoko. "No one wants to come close to us. The nurses in the general ward won't talk to us. Even our families are scared they will catch the virus from us."


Photograph by Jo Dunlop, courtesy of UNICEF


“Exhausted Nurses in Kenema,” CDC Museum Digital Exhibits, accessed July 15, 2024, https://cdcmuseum.org/items/show/63.