- GOV: Ebola Virus Disease - Situation Report (Sit-Rep) – 28 March, 2015
- Latest WHO Ebola response roadmap - Situation report
- UNMEER situation reports
Appeals & Funding
- UN Emergency Appeal to combat Ebola in Sierra Leone
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa
- FAO EVD Outbreak National Response Programme - Sierra Leone, Oct 2014-Sep 2015
In the midst of Sierra Leone’s continuing struggle against Ebola, the epidemic seems to have taken a back seat of late to political wrangling around the sacking of the country’s vice president—in circumstances that demonstrate an alarming disregard for the rule of law.
Freetown, Sierra Leone | | Monday 3/30/2015 - 16:05 GMT
Sierra Leoneans breathed a sigh of relief on Monday as they emerged from a three-day nationwide lockdown imposed in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.
The country's population of more than six million had been confined to their homes starting early on Friday, for the second time in six months, on orders from President Ernest Bai Koroma.
Welcome to Issue 39 of THE ASSESSOR,
WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!
The sixth issue of the IPC Newsletter highlights important initiatives and technical developments undertaken at global level, among them the extension of the IPC Global Strategic Programme until 2018, the IPC-Chronic and Nutrition Working Group Meetings, the new IPC Quality Compliance Review Policy and Process, and the development of the IPC GSU Quality Compliance Review and Strategic Engagement Plan.
This issue also features recent IPC impacts, results and progress achieved at regional and country level in Africa, Latin America, Asia & Near East.
By John Sahr Sahid
FREETOWN, 30 March 2015 (IRIN) - More than half of US$18 million of treasury and public donation funds supposedly spent on fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, where the disease has claimed 3,764 lives, lacks complete paperwork and almost a third is officially “unaccounted for” according to an audit report.
Anti-corruption and National Ebola Response Centre officials are investigating findings by the Audit Service that around $6 million may have gone to the wages of non-existent or “ghost” workers.
EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---March 28, 2015
- Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,333
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 26 March 2015 - The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank) has pledged support for the fight against Ebola by providing a capacity building grant of USD 50 000 to the Africa against Ebola Solidarity Trust (AAEST). These funds will be utilized to support the establishment of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (African CDC) to build Africa’s capacity to deal with public health emergencies in the future.
Freetown, Sierra Leone | | Sunday 3/29/2015 - 22:49 GMT
Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.
During the curfew period -- which was ordered by President Ernest Bai Koroma and ran from 0600 GMT on Friday until 1800 GMT Sunday -- some 26,000 volunteers went door-to-door to check for sick people and raise awareness about the disease.
Despite progress, the region remains vulnerable to resurgence of Ebola
One year after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began the largest international emergency response in agency history, the goal is the same: Get to zero new Ebola cases in West Africa. In a digital press kit released today, CDC chronicles progress to date and the work needed to “Get to Zero” cases in West Africa.
Conakry, Guinea | | Sunday 3/29/2015 - 16:04 GMT
The head of the UN's Ebola fighting force on Sunday warned against complacency as the battle against the disease entered its final lap while also hailing Guinea for tightening surveillance.
Mauritanian Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed's comments came a day after Guinea announced a health emergency in five regions in the south-west and west for 45 days.
Conakry, Guinée | | samedi 28/03/2015 - 23:53 GMT
par Mouctar BAH, avec Rod MAC JOHNSON à FREETOWN
La Guinée a décrété samedi l'urgence sanitaire dans des zones continuant d'enregistrer des cas d'Ebola pour enrayer la progression du virus, tandis que la Sierra Leone voisine espérait faire progresser sa lutte contre l'épidémie avec le nouveau confinement de la population jusqu'à dimanche.
Freetown, Sierra Leone | samedi 28/03/2015 - 16:19 GMT
par Rod MAC JOHNSON, avec Zoom DOSSO à JENDEMA
Le confinement de trois jours de la population en Sierra Leone, jusqu'à dimanche, permettra à ce pays de faire de réelles avancées dans sa lutte contre Ebola, ont affirmé ses autorités samedi, jour où le Liberia voisin a annoncé la mort du dernier cas confirmé sur son sol.
UNESCO's International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) today approved a total of US$ 58,573 to support projects aimed at building the communication capacities of Ebola affected countries in the Mano River Region.
The proposals, submitted by proponents in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, are in line with UNESCO's Strategic Response to Ebola, which underlines the need to strengthen communication systems in the above countries.
Sierra Leone commences three-day stay-at-home initiative to reinvigorate EVD response efforts
Liberia and partners sustain cross-border efforts
Key Political a nd Economic Developments
Il y a un an, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé annonçait officiellement l’épidémie de la maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest. Depuis le 23 mars 2014, la Banque africaine de développement joue un rôle de premier plan dans la riposte contre cette épidémie. Le soutien de l’institution aux trois pays les plus touchés (le Libéria, la Guinée et la Sierra Leone) n’a jamais fléchi.