In recognition of the work of medical teams – doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and undertakers – battling the Ebola outbreak in western Africa, US-based TIME magazine has gone unconventional, naming them its 2014 “Person of the Year”.
The magazine pictured five people on its covers, including: Dr. Jerry Brown, a Liberian surgeon; Salome Karwah, an Ebola survivor whose parents died from the disease; and Dr. Kent Brantly, an American missionary who became infected while in Liberia.
The respected journal’s editor, Nancy Gibbs, speaking on it said: “Ebola is a war, and a warning. The global health system is nowhere close to strong enough to keep us safe from infectious disease. The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight”.