"Ebola Hero" shares how radio saved lives in Liberia

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Two women in Monrovia, Liberia, walk in front of a billboard, which says "Ebola must go. Stopping Ebola is Everybody's Business." File Photo: UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey

A medical doctor given the nickname "Ebola Hero" has praised radio as a "significant tool" in the fight against the deadly disease.

Dr. Jerry Brown, head of the Ebola Treatment Unit known as ELWA, also made Time magazine's "Person of the Year 2014" list.

The Ebola virus killed more than 11,000 people across West Africa last year and in 2014. It spreads through contact with human blood, secretions or bodily fluids.

On January 14, 2016 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the latest Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

The UN mission in Liberia, UNMIL, has its own radio network. From their headquarters in the capital Monrovia, Sayou Tesquah reports.

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