Highlight stigmatization in Ebola awareness campaign
The death toll of Ebola victims has now reached 3,083, while there are 6,553 cases. The figures are based on information provided on September 23 by the Ministries of Health in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone- the countries most impacted by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia told world leaders at the United Nations last week that at least 85 of Liberia's more than 1,700 Ebola victims were healthcare workers. Despite their vulnerability due to the risk they take in attending to suspected and confirmed Ebola patients at the treatment centers in the country, very little appreciation seems to be characterizing the dangerous work health workers are currently doing.