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31 Jan 2015 description

SG/SM/16499-AFR/3065

Secretary-General
Press Release

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the round table on the Ebola outbreak, in Addis Ababa today:

Thank you for organizing this working lunch. This Ebola outbreak is the largest the world has ever known. More than 21,000 people have been infected. Some 8,500 have died. I saw the evidence myself when I visited Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali a few weeks ago. People’s lives and livelihoods have been devastated.

31 Jan 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • SRSG Ahmed highlights EVD situation is still perilous

  • Efforts underway to re-open schools in Liberia next week Governments and response partner s sustain vigilance

31 Jan 2015 description

The outbreak and subsequent spread of the ebola virus disease had catastrophic effects on the income generating capacities of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) members throughout Liberia. The impacts were multidimensional and intense and have occasioned persistent decline in the service delivery of VSLAs in regard to their financial, economic, and social responsibilities.

31 Jan 2015 description

New York – Le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD), les gouvernements des pays les plus durement touchés par Ebola et la communauté internationale ont présenté aujourd’hui leurs priorités initiales pour intensifier les efforts de relèvement en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone.

31 Jan 2015 description

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), governments from the countries hardest hit by Ebola and the international community shared initial priorities to boost recovery efforts in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia today.

Speaking at a UNDP-hosted briefing for Member States, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark urged the world to stay the course in aiding Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea as they work to rebuild and regain the huge socio-economic losses wrought by the epidemic.

30 Jan 2015 description

Geneva, 30 January 2015. On the occasion of an Ebola Partners Forum hosted in Geneva by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), key parties to the Ebola response met to share experiences and lessons learned, to review the critical steps that we must take to get to zero cases, and to plan the way forward to build resilient communities and nations.

30 Jan 2015 description

The Committee covered the UK response to the recent Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. The Committee questioned representatives from Medecins Sans Frontieres – including a doctor recently returned from Sierra Leone - and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine on the current situation on the ground.

The Committee then questioned the Secretary of State for International Development Rt Hon Justine Greening MP on the UK response to the Ebola crisis, and healthcare issues more widely.

30 Jan 2015 description

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Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic — West Africa, January 2015
Early Release
January 30, 2015 / 64(Early Release);1-2

30 Jan 2015 description
report Government of Japan
  1. The Government of Japan has decided to newly dispatch a expert to the Republic of Liberia through the World Health Organization (WHO) in response to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West African countries. The expert will depart early February and take part in the Infection Prevention and Control in the field.

  2. This brings to 14 the total number of Japanese experts having participated or participating in the WHO mission.

30 Jan 2015 description

Les rapports sur les perspectives de la sécurité alimentaire de FEWS NET pour janvier à juin 2015 au Sahel et en Afrique de l’ouest sont basés sur les hypothèses régionales suivantes établies en fin décembre 2014:

PERFORMANCE DE LA SAISON

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30 Jan 2015 description

Monrovia,Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says the future of the country’s economic growth is still “severely challenged” attributing it to the Ebola virus disease that struck Liberia last year which not only negatively impacted the health and social systems but the economy.

“Sharp declines in domestic food production, mining activities, cross border trade, transport services and hospitality led to a dramatic decline in our growth rate: from a projected 5.9 percent to an initial -0.4 percent; although later revised to 1 percent,” the Liberian leader said.

30 Jan 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson received a high-level OXFAM delegation led by its Chief Executive, Mark Goldring.

Other members of Mr. Goldring’s delegation included OXFAM-Liberia Country Director, Salifu M.M. Sledge; Regional Lead, West Africa Ebola Response, Vincent Koch; and Ebola Response Lead, Tarig Riebi.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UNAIDS

The World Health Organization reports that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has so far claimed 8800 lives. Almost 500 of the dead were health-care workers. However, the worst is over—fewer than 100 new cases were reported in the week up to 25 January and the international response is now moving from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic.

As the number of new Ebola infections continues to fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, survivors are organizing themselves in associations and groups to facilitate their reintegration and rehabilitation in the community.