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World + 11 others
Africa's uneven health care becomes easy prey for Ebola

10/01/2014 02:03 GMT

by Selim SAHEB ETTABA

DAKAR, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - The disparity in African countries' ability to fight Ebola has left the continent fighting an uneven struggle against a disease that doesn't respect borders -- yet relatively simple measures could help, experts say.

While countries like Ivory Coast, Kenya and South Africa have well-equipped hospitals with specialist units and high-tech labs, vast expanses of the continent remain health-care deserts.

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In Nigeria, battling the stigma of Ebola

By Patrick Moser

As the West African Ebola outbreak continues to spread, its impact on families and communities is becoming more pronounced. UNICEF announced that at least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak, and many of them are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection.

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Nigeria court martials soldiers for balking at taking on Boko Haram

09/30/2014 20:41 GMT

ABUJA, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - Nigeria's army says it will on Thursday begin court martials of soldiers balking at taking part in a stepped-up campaign against a five-year Islamist insurgency in the north by the Boko Haram group.

A number of servicemen charged with refusing orders "in the course of ongoing military operations in the northeast" will go on trial before a military court in the capital Abuja, army spokesman Colonel Timothy Antigha said in a statement issued late Tuesday.

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Nigeria + 1 other
Ebola outbreak is nearing possible end in Nigeria

Strong emergency operations center, polio eradication experience keys to success

The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end thanks to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria’s Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The official end to an Ebola outbreak comes when two of the 21-day incubation periods for Ebola virus have elapsed without any new cases.

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Liberia + 5 others
Ebola Crisis Factsheet - SDC

Update: the current situation and SDC operations

• The number of Ebola infections continues to rise in the three countries hardest hit – Guinea,
Liberia and Sierra Leone. The epidemic is having a grave impact on the entire health care system in the affected countries, with serious implications also for the overall security situation, food supplies and the local economies.

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World + 52 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Afrique : des chansons et des dessins contre Ebola

09/30/2014 06:36 GMT

Par Habibou BANGRE

KINSHASA, 30 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Chansons entraînantes et caricatures saisissantes: face à l'épidémie meurtrière d'Ebola, des chanteurs et des dessinateurs africains participent de façon originale aux efforts de sensibilisation, maillon essentiel de la lutte contre le virus.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, August 5, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian assistance in four regions of Cameroon – the Far North, North, Adamawa and the East – which have been facing recurring emergencies.

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola Virus Disease Emergency Appeals (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria, Senegal and Africa Coordination) - Emergency Appeal Operation Update No.2

29 September, 2014 - Combined Ebola Operations Update No.2

Summary

Through international Emergency Appeals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and now Senegal,
IFRC continues to support National Societies to combat Ebola, through a 5 pillar approach spelled out in the Ebola regional framework.

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Liberia + 4 others
Rains complicate delivery of Ebola supplies in West Africa

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AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:50 GMT
Author: Stella Dawson

WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The rainy season in West Africa is compounding difficulties in getting supplies delivered and new treatment centres built as donors rush to isolate people infected with the deadly Ebola virus and stop its rapid spread, U.S. officials said.

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Mali + 4 others
Rapport hebdomadaire #2 de la situation sur la préparation de la riposte a l’épidémie de la maladie à virus ebola au Mali

Situation épidémiologique dans les pays affectés par la flambée épidémique à virus ebola

  • Selon l’OMS la tendance est toujours à la hausse malgré une baisse dans le nombre de nouveaux cas rapportés au cours de la semaine épidémiologique 38 qui va du 15 au 21 septembre et ce comparativement aux deux semaines précédentes.

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Liberia + 17 others
West and Central Africa: Humanitarian Bulletin - September 2014

As of 26 September, WHO reports that there are a total of 6,553 cases and 3,083 reported deaths across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Serious shortages of space in treatment centers have reportedly resulted in patients being turned away.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Chad + 2 others
2014-2016 Strategic Response Plan Chad - Mid-Year Review (August 2014)

SUMMARY

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 29 others
Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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Liberia + 3 others
UMCOR, UMC Health Boards Respond to Ebola

By Linda Unger*

September 26, 2014—The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with United Methodist health boards in West Africa in a “three-prong” approach to confront the spread of the Ebola virus, said UMCOR International Disaster Response and Global Health executives.

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World + 23 others
Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi