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Kadiatu Bangura embraces her brother Emmanuel after being discharged from the Ebola Red Cross Treatment Center, Lumpa community, near Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 27, 2014.

Thousands of Ebola Orphans Shunned by Communities

UNICEF report says 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone have lost at least one parent since virus broke out late last year More

FILE- stranded people stand at a roadblock that separates Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Guinea Intensifies Ebola Screening at Sierra Leone Border

At Madina Oula town crossing, people are subjected to rigorous health checks More

Gloria Maya Terrick holds a sign requesting the government to allow the students to help in the fight against Ebola, outside NGO headquarters, in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 29, 2014. (Benno Muchler/VOA)

Frustrated, Liberian Students Want Ebola Fight Role

Thousands have volunteered to go to counties, rural villages to talk to people in their language about deadly virus More

Osman Sesay, an Ebola survivor, holds up his discharge certificate in Banga Ground community, near Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept., 27, 2014.

UN Opens Mission to Combat Ebola

Team assembles in Ghana to coordinate international response More

Osman Sesay, an Ebola survivor, holds up his discharge certificate in Banga Ground community, near Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept., 27, 2014.

Photogallery Sierra Leone Center Releases Its First Ebola Survivors

Red Cross officials try to inform communities that they have nothing to fear once survivors return home More


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VOA Documentary

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.