Chuckie Taylor in Liberia at an unknown date and location. Courtesy of Johnny Dwyer and Lynn Henderson hide caption

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The health workers of Sierra Leone — like Dr. Komba Songu M'Briwah (on the phone) — were dedicated to fighting Ebola. But they had a huge handicap. A government report reveals that some of the money allocated went to pay "ghost workers." David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Light shines through the chlorine-stained windows in the blood-testing area at Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Monrovia, Liberia. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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How do siblings get around the "no touching" rule during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone? Alex and Jen Tran grabbed a rare hug when they were geared up for training. Courtesy of Alex Tran hide caption

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Jimmy Kamara, 9, is one of the students in Sierra Leone who use radios to continue their education while schools remain closed owing to Ebola. Tolu Bade/Courtesy of UNICEF hide caption

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Protective gloves dry out at a treatment center for Ebola patients in Lunsar, Sierra Leone, about 60 miles from the capital of Freetown. Although the Ebola epidemic is leveling off, new cases are still being reported. Courtesy of Joel Selanikio hide caption

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Abu Bakarr Koroma is part of a condom handout program to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. These days, he can't even give 'em away. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Theses 32 health workers are among the 360-plus who sacrificed their lives in the fight against Ebola. Their names are listed below. The photos are displayed at the Liberian Midwives Association in Monrovia. NPR Composite hide caption

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Dr. John Fankhauser, one of the many missionaries battling Ebola, is sprayed with disinfectant at ELWA hospital in Liberia. Courtesy of Bethany Fankhauser hide caption

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Health workers rest outside a quarantine zone at a Red Cross facility in the town of Koidu, Kono district in Eastern Sierra Leone on Friday. The World Health Organization says the number of Ebola deaths in the current outbreak has exceeded 7,000. Baz Ratner/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Community workers build an Ebola clinic on Nov. 8 in Lokomasama, near Port Loko, Sierra Leone. The community decided to organize and fight the disease — building a holding center for suspected cases, enforcing a travel ban. It created a $100 fine for a handshake and a $200 fine plus six months in jail for an illegal burial. Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A health worker, wearing personal protective equipment, returns to her ambulance after transporting a patient to the Hastings treatment center outside Freetown. The center is the only one run exclusively by locals. Francisco Leong /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In a new public health campaign, British actor Idris Elba plays a soccer coach whose team is squaring off against Ebola. Courtesy of Africa United hide caption

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A worker puts the finishing touches on the dividers that will separate patients at the community care center in the Port Loko district of Sierra Leone. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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On Lumley Beach, after day trippers have headed home, prostitutes look for customers along a 100-yard stretch of road near some of the nicer hotels as well as near the bars and restaurants along the beachfront. Simon Akam/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A nurse anesthetist practices using the Universal Anesthesia Machine on an uncomplaining patient. John Sampson/JHMI hide caption

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Surveillance team member Osman Sow washes his boots after working in a potentially contaminated area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Survey teams are sent out every day to assess sick people and dispatch burial teams to collect the dead. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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