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Pushed to the limit and beyond

This year thousands of health workers have risked their lives to support patients and help control the Ebola outbreak, while facing stigma and fear in their own communities. The vulnerability of medical staff to Ebola is a double tragedy – the virus takes the lives of the very people meant to tackle it. Nearly 500 healthcare workers have died of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to date.

This report is dedicated to them and to our 14 MSF colleagues who have lost their lives in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia during this epidemic. They are sorely missed and our deepest sympathies remain with their families and friends.