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In Liberia, women – the primary caregivers at home and in health centers – have been hit particularly hard by the Ebola outbreak. Liberia's Minister of Gender and Development, Julia Duncan-Cassell, spoke to Ebola Deeply about how women are suffering the consequences, while serving at the forefront of efforts to contain the disease.
Ebola affects women, especially hard. It is heartbreaking to note that seventy-five percent of the victims of Ebola are women. This figure shows how women care for their family members and members of their community. How does a caring and responsible woman avoid taking care of her husband or her child or a neighbor, sick and dying from the impact of the virus?