Read excerpts from the oral histories we conducted with frontline Ebola nurses and midwives in summer 2019, and hear their voices. Right: Adella Combey, a nurse interviewed in Sierra Leone.
The 2014 Ebola crisis lasted for over two years and spread across West Africa. Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia were hit hardest. This timeline tells the story of the outbreak through key dates from those difficult years.
Learn more about the history of the epidemic and the region. Learn about important contributing factors during the Ebola crisis itself and the post-Ebola recovery period.