BBC Media Action's Hassan Arouni presenting a live radio programme on Ebola with the Monkey Bush community on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, where literacy levels are less than 30%, radio is king.

When Ebola broke out BBC Media Action Producer Hassan Arouni (International Journalism, 1993), who grew up in Sierra Leone, flew straight from England to Freetown to join the fight against the killer disease.

Watch the video to hear about the crucial role radio played in quashing rumours, stopping stigmatisation and helping people survive.

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