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    Ebola fighters named 2014 Time Person of the Year

    December 13, 2014

    Time magazine has named Ebola healthcare workers in West Africa its ‘Person of the Year’ for 2014. Doctors, nurses and other staff who show “courage and mercy” were singled out by the magazine for praise.”The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight,” said Time’s editor, Nancy Gibbs.

    The runner-ups included Ferguson protesters, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba. Nearly 6,331 people have been killed by the Ebola virus, most of them in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.About 349 healthcare workers have died after contracting the disease.

    Last modified on Saturday, 13 December 2014 09:02

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