All the children at the centre are monitored for signs of the virus and receive daily medical checkups, but they also receive love, emotional, and psychosocial support from women like Kavira who have been cured and are no longer susceptible to the disease.
Children account for nearly one-third of all confirmed and probable Ebola cases in the DRC. On top of this, the number of children orphaned by Ebola or left unaccompanied is growing as fast as the outbreak itself.
Like Kavira, Ruth spends her time providing care to children admitted in the treatment centre. After Ruth recovered from Ebola, she returned to the centre to support children through their recovery by giving them the support and love every child needs.