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Ebola - Addressing the trauma

CBM is working with local partners to strengthen the resilience of beneficiaries of their programmes including persons with disabilities during this crisis.

According to the latest report [a] from the World Health Organisation (WHO), "the total number of probable, confirmed and suspected cases in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa was 4366, with 2218 deaths, as at 7 September 2014. The countries affected are Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

Current situation

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Red Cross opens Ebola treatment centre to help meet escalating needs

Geneva/Freetown, 15 September 2014: The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has opened its first Ebola treatment centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone, one of the districts worst affected by the deadly outbreak.

“This treatment centre is desperately needed,” says Tiina Saarikoski, IFRC treatment centre manager. “Kenema has been greatly affected by this outbreak. This centre will help relieve some of the pressure on the local government hospital where several doctors and nurses have fallen victim to the Ebola outbreak.”

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Liberia + 3 others
Engagement de la commission de la CÉDÉAO pour une démarche coordonnée contre Ebola

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ECOWAS

Le président de la Commission de la CEDEAO, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, a réaffirmé lundi 15 septembre 2014 à Abuja l’engagement résolu de son institution dans une démarche coordonnée de lutte contre l’épidémie à virus Ebola, qui s’est abattue dans la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, faisant de nombreuses victimes.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly Update (8-14 September 2014)

This report provides an update on the UNICEF response to the Ebola emergency in Sierra Leone. All statistics, other than those related to UNICEF support, are from the daily Sit-Rep issued by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS).

Highlights

Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases are 1464 (185 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 463 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 31.6% (13 th September 2014).

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Liberia + 3 others
A Europe-wide response to the Ebola epidemic

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European Union

Summary: 15 September 2014, Brussels - Statement by EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva and EU Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg, following the High Level Event to coordinate the response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa:

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Liberia + 4 others
Ebola: réunion d'urgence jeudi du Conseil de sécurité

09/15/2014 18:31 GMT

NATIONS UNIES, 15 septembre 2014 (AFP) - Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU tiendra une "réunion d'urgence" jeudi après-midi sur l'épidémie d'Ebola qui ravage l'Afrique de l'ouest, a annoncé lundi l'ambassadrice américaine à l'ONU Samantha Power.

Mme Power, qui préside le Conseil en septembre, a précisé que Washington souhaitait voir cette réunion déboucher sur "des engagements concrets" pour lutter contre l'épidémie.

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Liberia + 4 others
UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Ebola crisis

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UN News Service

15 September 2014 – The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced today.

The outbreak, affecting Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, is unprecedented in scope – with more than 4,000 cases having been reported across the region and over 2,200 deaths. It has also dealt a major blow to the already fragile health care systems in West Africa.

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Liberia + 5 others
Obama expands US fight against Ebola

09/15/2014 15:47 GMT

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2014 (AFP) - Congress could approve an $88 million request by President Barack Obama to back expanded efforts to combat Ebola as soon as this week, in a sign of rising US concern over the epidemic.

Obama will travel to Atlanta on Tuesday to meet medical authorities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and announce new aid to Ebola-affected regions in West Africa, which could include portable hospitals and US experts.

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Liberia + 3 others
West Africa - Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak: Work Report 8

Situation Update

With a death toll over 2,200 patients, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has expanded its threats to 11 countries from the West to the middle of the continent, From Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, to Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin, Central Africa Republic and Cameroon. Up to 7 September, 4,390 cumulative confirmed and suspected cases had been recorded, 2,266 had died. Sadly, within the numbers of infected over 300 were medical personnel fighting with Ebola of whom 140 lost their lives.

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Liberia + 3 others
L'Europe sonne la mobilisation contre Ebola

09/15/2014 13:07 GMT

BRUXELLES, 15 septembre 2014 (AFP) - La Commission européenne a exhorté les Etats membres de l'UE à rattraper "le temps perdu" dans la lutte contre Ebola, au cours d'une réunion qui a dégagé de nouvelles contributions et fait avancer un projet français de centralisation des évacuations sanitaires.

L'UE "doit présenter en tant que telle un très fort engagement" lors de la réunion internationale organisée fin septembre par l'ONU à New York, a plaidé la commissaire à l'Aide humanitaire, Kristalina Georgieva, en concluant les travaux.

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Liberia + 5 others
Handing-over ceremony of contribution from the Government of Malaysia to Ebola affected countries

In response to the rapid outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in several African countries, the Government of Malaysia in collaboration with the Malaysian private sector will contribute medical rubber gloves to the affected countries. Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia is scheduled to hand over the consignment of 20.9 million medical rubber gloves in 11 containers at a ceremony on Monday, 15 September 2014, at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya.

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World + 6 others
Oxford study predicts 15 more countries are at risk of Ebola exposure

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Washington Post

By Abby Phillip

Until this year's epidemic, Ebola did not exist in West Africa. Now with nearly 2,300 people dead from the virus, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, scientists still don't fully understand how Ebola arrived from Central Africa, where outbreaks of this strain of the virus had occurred in the past.

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Guinea + 4 others
West Africa: Respect Rights in Ebola Response

Protect Health Workers, Limit Quarantines, Promote Transparency

(Nairobi, September 15, 2014) –West African governments should ensure rights protections as a crucial element in controlling the unprecedented Ebola epidemic ravaging the region, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch expressed its sympathy to the families, friends, and colleagues of those who have died as a result of the Ebola outbreak, and recognized the courage of many health workers and others in caring for the sick.

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Liberia + 3 others
ECOWAS Defence Chiefs pledge support for anti-Ebola fight

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ECOWAS

N°: 160/2014

The ECOWAS Committee of Chiefs of Defence Staff (CCDS) has pledged the support of the military of Member States for the battle against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), in the region.

In one of the eight recommendations at its just-ended 34th Ordinary Session in Accra, Ghana, the defence chiefs commended the efforts being made by the region’s Heads of State and Government, the ECOWAS Commission and other stakeholders to combat the disease and pledged the support of the defence forces for various initiatives in Member States.

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Ebola Virus Disease - Situation Report (Sit-Rep) – 13 September, 2014

Main highlights

 For the 12th September2014, a total of 57new samples were received and analysed by the CDC Kenema Lab and the South African NICD MLU Western Area Laboratory: Kenema (9), Bombali (10),Tonkolili (1), Port Loko (15), Bo (3) and Western Area (19).Thirty-one (31) of these samples are positive, 21 are negative while 5 suspected cases have been recommended for a second test base on their symptoms onset.(See table 1)

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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Update (13 September 2014)

 DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Released Patients = 313

 NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 31, as follows:

Kailahun = 0 Kenema = 1, Kono = 0 Bombali = 9, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =10, Tonkolili = 1 Bo = 1, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0, Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 8, Western Area Rural = 1

 CUMULATIVE CASES

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
China to Send 59 CDC Medical Staff and a Mobile Laboratory to Strengthen Sierra Leone's Endeavour to Contain Ebola

Mr. Xu Zhou, spokesman of the Chinese Embassy announced in Freetown on Monday, 15th September that China will send a China Center for Disease Control (CDC) medical expert team comprising of 59 personnel and a mobile laboratory to Sierra Leone on Wednesday, 17th September by chartered airplanes to strengthen Sierra Leone's endeavour to contain Ebola.

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Liberia + 7 others
Ebola : Ban salue les gestes de solidarité de la communauté internationale

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UN News Service

12 septembre 2014 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-Moon, s'est félicité vendredi de la décision du Gouvernement Cubain d'envoyer 165 personnels médicaux en Sierra Leone pour aider à l'action contre Ebola. L'Union africaine mobilise également du personnel médical.