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Mohammed Conteh, student and Ebola vaccine trial participant

“The time of Ebola was very horrible. For us it was as bad as being at war. We saw people we knew taken away in the ambulances and it made us very scared.

I was very fearful because I was told that I was going to be injected with Ebola. I wasn’t confident but my Uncle had already taken the vaccine and this gave me courage. In the end I decided to have it because I thought it was better than falling sick with Ebola.

My hope now is that nothing like this will happen to us again. I hope through the power of vaccines we are protected from this disease and Sierra Leone can have a brighter future.”

Photo: Gavi/Kate Holt.

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