UNICEF is providing much needed support for children like Christ-vie, who at seven-months-old has been left orphaned after her parents died from the disease.
Her caregiver, Ruth, survived Ebola - which flooded her body with high levels of protective antibodies, practically eliminating the likelihood of her catching the virus again. Because of her immunity, Ruth has returned to the centre to help children whose mothers are suffering from Ebola by cradling, feeding, and holding them.
Christ-Vie’s family should soon come to take her back home, but UNICEF will provide her care in the meantime. An important part of UNICEF's work in this region is to engage with locals to dispel myths and misconceptions around the disease and the stigma faced by those affected.
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“Our work is not done until
the last case is successfully
treated, and transmission
in making sure that the most vulnerable children in affected countries across Africa can receive life-saving health care.
UNICEF continues to work hard to support affected children and continues to provide immediate and long-term support to help them survive and thrive under such horrific conditions.
Please help us respond to the urgent needs of children in the affected regions of Africa.