Aminata Kobie is a health promotion officer in WHO's Sierra Leone Country Office. When the first Ebola cases began to appear in May 2014 in Sierra Leone, Aminata travelled the country educating health workers and communities about the virus. As the outbreak spread throughout the country, Aminata spent months at a time educating her fellow Sierra Leoneans and visiting resistant communities where Ebola cases continued to occur.
December 2014 -- Essential health services have been drastically reduced for many months as the Ebola outbreak has taken up many of the country’s health resources. The country is now working to build a stronger health system for the long term.