Children wait to be immunised against measles and rubella at the Losikito primary school in Tanzania. The government has begun a nationwide programme to protect 21 million children against the diseases.
Health workers dress in protective clothing before taking the body of an Ebola victim from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. A planned strike at Ebola treatment centers was averted as most nurses and health care workers reported for work. Health workers have asked for increased hazard pay. They are one of the most high-risk groups for Ebola infection. Nearly 100 of them have died in Liberia.
The mine extends for several square kilometres of barren, cratered earth. Thousands work here, and a whole local economy has emerged, with vendors hawking goat meat and soft drinks, carpenters making tools, and motorbike-taxi drivers transporting the workers.
A Liberian man carries his sick brother, suspected of having Ebola, after being delayed admission to the Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit due to a lack of beds at the clinic on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia.
Tanzanian porters and guides stand on a rock half way up Kilimanjaro at sunset trying to get a mobile phone signal to call their wives. Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game of cricket in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 metres (19,000 feet).