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Coun­tries like Liberia need long-term in­vest­ment to build up our health sys­tems to pre­vent [Ebola] out­breaks of this scale from ever hap­pen­ing again. We owe it to the thou­sands of cit­i­zens and health work­ers who have so far lost their lives to be pre­pared.

Ellen John­son Sir­leaf, Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Liberia

This is the be­gin­ning of the lib­er­a­tion of women in Kenya. It has started now and it will not stop. It must be re­spected. We should not be hu­mil­i­ated. My dress is my choice.

Diana Rose Okello, a key pro­tester in the #MyDressMyChoice protests, held to chal­lenge an at­tack on a woman wear­ing a miniskirt who was stripped naked in down­town Nairobi

[Ebola] un­der­scores how im­por­tant it is to con­tinue to push for­ward un­til we stamp out this dis­ease en­tirely in that re­gion. Un­til we do, there are threats of ad­di­tional out­breaks, and given the na­ture of in­ter­na­tional travel, every­body has some mea­sure of risk.”

Barack Obama, Pres­i­dent of tthe United States of Amer­ica UN Photo/Ky Chung

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