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Dr Sophie Harman, How Can A Woman Survive Ebola And Then Die In Childbirth?


Dr Sophie Harman writes about the tragic death of Salome Karwah, who survived Ebola but died from complications in childbirth. Dr Harman says: “Karwah’s life shows how global health rests on the bravery of individuals when combatting outbreaks such as Ebola yet cannot attend to their basic needs. Karwah was there when the global health community needed her in the fight against Ebola, but the weak health system in Liberia and the much-promised post-Ebola recovery plan for the health sector were not there when she needed them.”
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