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05 Mar 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia | | Thursday 3/5/2015 - 13:40 GMT

Liberia discharged its last confirmed Ebola patient on Thursday, as it reported for the first time in nine months it had gone a full week without any new infections.

Beatrice Yordoldo left the Chinese-built Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in the Paynesville suburb of the capital Monrovia to cheers from healthcare workers, government officials and aid workers.

05 Mar 2015 description

YOKOHAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this month welcomed a US$122.62 million humanitarian aid package from the Government of Japan. The donation will enable WFP to provide vital food and nutrition assistance to targeted vulnerable people, many of whom are affected by conflict, in 27 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Part of the funds will also support special logistics operations, which WFP runs in four of those countries.

05 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FAO has further raised its estimate of the 2014 world cereal production and its forecast for global cereal stocks. Early prospects for cereal supplies in 2015/16 are mostly favourable, partly sustained by large stocks accumulated over the previous two seasons.

  • FAO’s first forecast for global wheat production in 2015 indicates a likely small contraction, mostly reflecting an expected decline in Europe from last year’s record output.

05 Mar 2015 description

5 MARS 2015 ¦ GENÈVE - Sur la base des données prometteuses obtenues dans les essais cliniques de phase 1 fin 2014, l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) avec le ministère de la Santé de la Guinée, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Epicentre et l'Institut norvégien de santé publique (INSP) vont lancer un essai de phase 3 en Guinée le 7 mars pour tester l’efficacité théorique et réelle du vaccin VSV-EBOV contre le virus Ebola. Ce vaccin a été mis au point par l’Agence de la santé publique du Canada.

05 Mar 2015 description

5 MARCH 2015 ¦ GENEVA - Based on promising data from initial clinical trials in late 2014, WHO with the Health Ministry of Guinea, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Epicentre and The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), will launch a Phase III trial in Guinea on 7 March to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness to prevent Ebola. The vaccine was developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada. A second vaccine will be tested in a sequential study, as supply becomes available.

05 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

Keith Hansen
Conférence internationale de haut niveau sur le virus Ebola
Bruxelles, Belgique

Vos Excellences, Honorables invités, Mesdames et Messieurs,

Je suis heureux d’affirmer l’engagement inébranlable du Groupe de la Banque mondiale pour aider la Guinée, le Libéria et la Sierra Leone à mettre fin à l’épidémie d’Ebola et à se relever de cette crise.

05 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Le bassin du Niger en Afrique sub-saharienne est l’une des régions les plus fragiles au monde

  • Les pays de la région cherchent des solutions afin de développer l’énergie renouvelable et coordonner leurs efforts de développement

  • Un projet soutenu par la Banque mondiale et le Programme pour la coopération dans les eaux internationales en Afrique (CIWA) vise à soutenir les efforts de développement des 9 pays du bassin

05 Mar 2015 description
report World Vision

Alegnesy Bies
Communications Manager
Senegal

A fully equipped dairy processing plant was set up by World Vision Senegal in the ADP BASA in partnership with the community of Mballocounda. This plant is contributing significantly to improving the lives of community members, especially the children. There is now variety and an enriched diet in the local elementary school canteen with cater for 354 students from the village.

05 Mar 2015 description

L’émergence de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest menace la sécurité sanitaire publique régionale et mondiale. La Guinée, le Mali et le Sénégal partage une longue frontière de plusieurs milliers de kilomètres. La rencontre de Labé les 25 et 26 février 2015 permettra de renforcer la collaboration transfrontalière afin de prévenir et d’arrêter la propagation de l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola.

05 Mar 2015 description

Canada deploys multi-disciplinary team to tackle Ebola in Guinea and Ebola Rapid Response Team participates in Nova Scotia exercise

March 4, 2015 - Halifax, NS - Public Health Agency of Canada

05 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO reports 132 new confirmed cases of EVD in Guinea and Sierra Leone in the week ending on March 1.

  • No new EVD cases confirmed in Liberia in nearly two weeks.

  • Response actors remain concerned regarding ongoing EVD transmission chains in Guinea’s Forécariah Prefecture, where 23 EVD cases since February 28— more than 70 percent of the 32 confirmed cases in the same time period countrywide—have occurred.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Mar 2015 description

I. Points saillants

  • Levée de la réticence à l’ile de Kito, préfecture de Boffa, avec une grande sensibilisation communautaire et investigations de la situation épidémiologique en cours.

  • Quatorze (14) nouveaux cas confirmés ont été notifiés ce jour dont 3 de Conakry, 1 de Dubréka, 7 de Forécariah et 3 de Coyah.

  • Sur (21) décès communautaires prélevés, (7) se sont révélés positifs.

04 Mar 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • Presidents of the affected countries call for a ‘Marshall Plan’

  • UNMEER Sierra Leone sustains support to District Ebola Response Centers

  • National Assembly President continues EVD advocacy field visits

Key Political and Economic Developments

04 Mar 2015 description

These Sitreps are distributed every two weeks. The next report will be issued on or around 23/01/15.

The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster has not been activated in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As there are clear needs across the three affected countries for ICT services, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has mandated the World Food Programme (WFP), as global ET Cluster lead, to respond as if the cluster was activated. The ET Cluster, its partners and membership are responding together for a coordinated response.

04 Mar 2015 description

Depuis janvier 2015, l'Agence belge de développement (CTB) est à pied d'œuvre en Guinée-Conakry en vue d'y renforcer les soins de santé. Cette présence belge s'inscrit dans le cadre d'un projet européen (3,7 millions d'euros) censé aider, pendant une période de trois ans, le ministère guinéen de la Santé publique à offrir, dans les zones isolées aussi, des services de base de bonne qualité ainsi qu'à enrayer l'épidémie d'Ebola.

04 Mar 2015 description
report UN News Service

3 mars 2015 – La communauté internationale est désormais à un tournant décisif de la lutte contre l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest, alors que des signes encourageants laissent à penser que le gros de la crise est passé, a déclaré le chef de l'ONU.

04 Mar 2015 description

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen

This intervention is about working differently.

By the summer of 2014 as transmission rates were escalating, WHO requested the World Food Programme to step in to support what was a fast moving crisis. But WFP’s role in a health emergency was not entirely clear. We do conflict, earthquakes, and famine, not health.

There was no WFP blueprint to guide us; though eventually, our role as an enabler developed. A slightly different role than we are used to. Flexibility and adaptation became key drivers for us.

04 Mar 2015 description

The situation

New Ebola cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are declining, but it will likely take some time for the three countries, supported by the international community, to bring the epidemic fully under control.