This photo essay is a part of the #AfricaSeries, the Young Leaders for Development’s recent campaign to highlight stories from the region.
In 2015, at the age of 23, I responded to the WHO urgent call in need of scientists and health professionals in the fight against ebola in Guinea, Liberia and SierraLeone. I spent 6 weeks, working Monday to Sunday, 10-12 hours days at the Ebola Treatment Unit in Coyah, Guinea. We tested patients (confirmed, suspected and contacts) for ebola and malaria. The Gallery is a look back into the camp and a reflection on the global effort towards SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing.
In the case of an outbreak or in order to attain the SDG goals 2030, we will not be successful unless we care enough to leave our comfort zones and ensure inequalities or in this case health inequities are diminished.
A life of a child in a village, Coyah in Guinea or Ghana is as important and worth saving as a child in the USA, Europe or China.