French photographer Livia Saavedra travelled to the Guinean capital Conakry in October to document Ebola survivors who have returned to their communities. Some have lost family to the disease, others no longer have jobs or face rejection from their community. "The stigma they face is terrible," Saavedra wrote in an email to WorldPost.
Some of the Guineans Saavedra met are fighting hard to overcome that stigma. Nyanbalamou Gabou, a 24-year-old medical student, worked to raise awareness about Ebola in his community before he fell sick himself, and was embraced by the community when he returned, Saavedra says.