Marie Claire Tchecola

Marie Claire Tchecola is a nurse from Guinea. She got Ebola, but she lived[source?]. She is an activist who teaches about disease.[1] In 2015, the U.S. State Department gave Tchecola the International Women of Courage Award.[2][3]

Marie Claire Tchecola in 2015.


Marie Claire Tchecola (third from the right) receives the International Women of Courage Award in 2015.

Tchecola is from a small village in Guinea, near Senegal. She was the first woman in her family to get an education. She studied to be a nurse. She worked as a nurse at Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea. In July 2014, she worked with a very sick patient. She got Ebola from that patient. She went to a center for treatment. She got better.[4]

After Tchecola got well, she went back to her job as a nurse at Donka Hospital. She had more problems. She lost her housing, because her landlord did not understand Ebola.[2][5]


  1. "AWIU » 2015 IWOC Awardees". Archived from the original on 2017-05-18. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Biographies of 2015 Award Winners".
  4. "Tackle Ebola Hero Marie Claire Tchecola". Tackle Ebola. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  5. "2015 International Women of Courage Award Winners - International Women of Courage Celebration".

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