Survivor Identification Card

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Title

Survivor Identification Card

Description

Ebola Survivor's Identification Card, March 29, 2015. Ebola survivors were issued ID cards such as this one. Survivors have a level of immunity or resistance to Ebola, and survivor certificates were distributed in an attempt to reduce stigma. This card belongs to Mr. Mohamed Sankoh Yillah Yillah, of Kenema, Sierra Leone, who was infected during the early days of the Ebola outbreak. He became the president of the Ebola Survivors Organization, speaking out against the discrimination faced by Ebola survivors, and joined mobilization teams raising community awareness about EVD. He also worked as an outreach Ebola health worker at Kenema Government Hospital, where he had worked before contracting the disease.

Source

Photograph by Tanya Bindra, courtesy of UNICEF

Citation

“Survivor Identification Card,” CDC Museum Digital Exhibits, accessed July 19, 2024, http://www.cdcmuseum.org/items/show/265.