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- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa
- FAO EVD Outbreak National Response Programme - Liberia, Oct 2014-Sep 2015
African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka announced $300 million to support the national Post-Ebola Recovery program of Ebola-affected countries during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington.
AfDB’s funding will provide support to Governments of Ebola-affected countries by investing in health, education, water and sanitation, agriculture and financial sectors.
“Now is not the time to relax. We need to strengthen primary health care in Africa; give countries debt relief, and get the ready to beat back the next epidemic”, Kaberuka said Friday.
By André Stelder| 17 April 2015
Last week I travelled to Harper in Maryland County in Liberia. It’s quite an adventure.
Not so much because of the distance, which as the crow flies is about a few hundred kilometers. But as there is no direct road, first you go north to the Guinea border, then east and south again to the coast. Because of the bad roads, it’s two days there and two days back.
Maryland has never really recovered from the war, partly due to the lack of roads.
37 confirmed EVD cases were reported in the week to 12 April, compared with 30 the previous week.
The first stage of the sensitisation and early detection of EVD case s campaign in Guinea ended on 15 April without major problems.
This high-level event, “From Ebola to more resilient health systems,” provided an opportunity for the Ministers of Health from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to present and discuss their health sector recovery plans with Development Partners and other stakeholders, with the aim of accelerating support for ending the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic and strengthening health systems within, and across, the affected countries.
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Special High-Level Event on Ebola at the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, D.C., today:
Washington, Etats-Unis | AFP | vendredi 17/04/2015 - 15:51 GMT
par Jean-Louis Doublet
Les trois pays les plus touchés par le virus Ebola (Guinée, Liberia et Sierra Leone) ont demandé vendredi depuis Washington un "Plan Marshall" s'élevant à huit milliards de dollars pour relancer leurs économies et éradiquer la maladie.
The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unprecedented. Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone are in the bottom ten countries in the Human Development Index, but all had made gains in child survival prior to the outbreak. With closure of healthcare facilities and the loss of health workers secondary to the outbreak, the region risks reversing survival gains achieved in maternal and newborn health.
A year after the onset of Ebola, the estimated GDP losses for the three countries through 2015 total US$2.2 billion (US$240 million for Liberia, US$535 million for Guinea and US$1.4 billion for Sierra Leone). This is the result of the severe impact of the epidemic which has been exacerbated by the large decline in the world price of iron ore and severe corporate governance issues in mining in Sierra Leone. Important differences among the three countries are emerging.
New GDP Estimates Show International Support Vital to Speed Recovery
WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015–The World Bank Group (WBG) announced today that it would provide at least US$650 million during the next 12 to 18 months to help Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis and advance their longer-term development needs. The new WBG pledge brings the organization’s total financing for Ebola response and recovery efforts to date to US$1.62 billion.
USD$ 28 million allocated from UN Central Emergency Fund to assist people affected by Boko Haram’s insurgency.
Boko Haram, insecurity exert misery in Cameroon’s Far North Region.
Millions of people in Ebola-affected countries risk serious food shortages during the June-August lean season.
Significant drop in EVD cases recorded in March.
Washington, United States | AFP | Friday 4/17/2015 - 16:34 GMT
by Paul HANDLEY
The three West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic called for an $8 billion "Marshall Plan" on Friday to help rebuild their economies and boost prevention efforts.
With the number of new cases having dwindled after the disease took more than 10,000 lives over the past year, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone said they need much more financial aid to overcome the disaster and ensure it can't happen again.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:52 GMT
Author: Astrid Zweynert
OXFORD, England, April 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Treating trauma and the mental health issues of Ebola survivors is one of the many challenges facing "exhausted" Liberia, a senior health ministry official said.
16 avril 2015 – Les efforts intenses déployés pour contrôler l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les trois pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest les plus touchés doivent se poursuivre, a déclaré jeudi la Directrice générale de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), Margaret Chan, en visite à Washington.
16 April 2015 – Intense efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in the three most-affected West African countries in will continue, the United Nations health chief said in Washington, DC today, adding that the international community is also looking for ways to build on dramatic recent progress by aiding with efforts aimed at recovery from the outbreak.