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1000 survivors: Harnessing Hope to End an Ebola Outbreak

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On 4 October, the 1000th survivor of the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo was released from care.

"Today we have 1000 reasons to celebrate, but for each survivor there are two lives lost. We must harness our joy and our grief to end this outbreak."
- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Each survivor has a unique story of how they overcame the disease and the impact it has had on their lives. Here are some of their stories and what WHO and partners are doing to help them to lead healthy lives.

Survivor stories
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More children protected against rubella than ever before
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For the first time, more than half of all the world's infants are protected against the debilitating rubella virus, according to a new study by WHO and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Worldwide, more than 80 countries have eliminated the disease.

This progress has been achieved through widening access to the safe and highly effective rubella vaccine, which has been shown to prevent more than 95% infections with the virus.

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