Marie Claire Tchecola

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Marie Claire Tchecola in 2015.

Marie Claire Tchecola is a nurse from Guinea. She got Ebola, but she lived[source?]. She is an activist who teaches about disease.[1] In 2015, the U.S. State Department gave Tchecola the International Women of Courage Award.[2][3]

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Marie Claire Tchecola (third from the right) receives the International Women of Courage Award in 2015.

Tchecola is from a small village in Guinea, near Senegal. She was the first woman in her family to get an education. She studied to be a nurse. She worked as a nurse at Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea. In July 2014, she worked with a very sick patient. She got Ebola from that patient. She went to a center for treatment. She got better.[4]

After Tchecola got well, she went back to her job as a nurse at Donka Hospital. She had more problems. She lost her housing, because her landlord did not understand Ebola.[2][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "AWIU » 2015 IWOC Awardees".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Biographies of 2015 Award Winners".
  4. "Tackle Ebola Hero Marie Claire Tchecola". Tackle Ebola. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  5. "2015 International Women of Courage Award Winners - International Women of Courage Celebration".

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