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Ebola ne ferait qu'une bouchée de la plupart des systèmes de santé africains

10/01/2014 06:21 GMT

Par Selim SAHEB ETTABA, avec les bureaux africains de l'AFP

DAKAR, 1 octobre 2014 (AFP) - Les pays d'Afrique subsaharienne se retrouvent inégalement armés face à la menace d'Ebola, mais pratiquement aucun ne tiendrait le choc contre une épidémie d'ampleur, par manque d'infrastructures et de personnels sanitaires de base, selon des spécialistes.

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Sierra Leone + 1 other
Ebola: UK support to protect health services in Sierra Leone

A package of support to boost stretched public health services in Sierra Leone to tackle Ebola.

Britain has announced a further package of support to boost stretched public health services in Sierra Leone to tackle Ebola, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

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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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Liberia + 3 others
Special Representative of the UN Secretary General arrives in Accra to establish the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response Headquarters

ACCRA, GHANA, 30 September 2014 – As the number of patients with Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone surpassed 6500 with more than 3000 deaths, the United Nations is increasing the momentum to curb the spread of the disease. The Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr. Anthony Banbury, arrived in Accra Monday 29 September to head the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), which will join governments and international partners to respond to the Ebola outbreak.

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Liberia + 4 others
UN Ebola Crisis Centre: External Situation Report 30 September 2014

Report
United Nations

HIGHLIGHTS

• UNMEER SRSG Banbury and team arrive in Accra

• UNMEER advance team in Guinea meets with UNCT and Minister for International Cooperation

• Recently opened humanitarian air - bridge in Dakar results in strained capacity at Dakar airport

• China provides financial support to Ghana for its Ebola preparedness plans

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Liberia + 1 other
West Africa Situation Report No. 01, September 30, 2014

Highlights:

  • Two patients admitted to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia, have recovered very well and have received negative test results.
    They were released on Monday, 29 September.

  • As of 28 September, the Bong County ETU has admitted 41 patients. To date, 10 patients have died, nine have been discharged, and 22 are currently receiving care. The International Medical Corps ambulance team has picked up a total of 22 patients.

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Medical and nursing students’ intentions to work abroad or in rural areas: a cross-sectional survey in Asia and Africa

A cross-sectional survey reveals that less than one fifth of medical and nursing students in developing countries intend to work in remote and rural areas, where they are needed most.

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Door-to-door campaign reaches over half a million people in Sierra Leone’s deprived communities

Freetown, Sierra Leone - Following a three-day national “stay at home” initiative to contain the spread of Ebola, Sierra Leone is pursuing an intensive door-to-door campaign in the capital Freetown to educate people on how the virus spreads and what to do to prevent it.

Initiated last week, and led by the Government’s Office of National Security, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the campaign is focusing on the most densely populated and deprived communities in Freetown.

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Liberia + 2 others
New UN Ebola chief vows swift response to crisis

09/30/2014 17:33 GMT

by Chris STEIN

ACCRA, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - The new head of the UN Ebola response team vowed Tuesday to take swift action on the crisis, saying ambitious targets must be met to prevent the spread of the virus worldwide.

Anthony Banbury's pledge came after warnings that Liberia was on the brink of collapse and that thousands of children who have lost parents to the epidemic faced being treated as outcasts.

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Guinea + 1 other
Guinea Intensifies Ebola Screening at Sierra Leone Border

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Voice of America

KINDIA, GUINEA — Guinean security forces are intensifying their Ebola screening efforts at the border with Sierra Leone.

At the Madina Oula town crossing, people are subjected to rigorous health checks. Guinean security forces check for fever and instruct all travelers to wash their hands with soap before entering Guinea.

Kindia, the district capital, is a short distance away - just 150 kilometers from the Guinean capital of Conakry.

Kindia's Ebola crisis committee has responded to several suspected cases. All but one have tested negative.

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Liberia + 2 others
Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola: UNICEF

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. Many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection.

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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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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola : 5 choses à savoir sur l’intervention du PAM

Le PAM a distribué des vivres dans les régions touchées par Ebola en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone depuis le début de l'épidémie en mars 2014. Voici les 5 choses à savoir notre intervention

1 . Le PAM était sur ​​le terrain 8 jours après la déclaration officielle de l'épidémie d'Ebola en Guinée pour apporter de la nourriture. Nous avons ensuite nourri 720 personnes près de l'épicentre de l’épidémie.

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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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Liberia + 2 others
Épidémie d’Ebola : le Groupe de la Banque mondiale va quasiment doubler son aide pour la porter à 400 millions de dollars

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World Bank

D’importantes nouvelles ressources seront mises à la disposition des pays les plus touchés

WASHINGTON, 25 septembre 2014 — En raison de la propagation alarmante de l’épidémie du virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il doublera pratiquement son aide dans ce domaine pour la porter à 400 millions de dollars et aider ainsi les pays les plus touchés à faire face à la crise et à renforcer leurs systèmes de santé pour les années à venir.

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Liberia + 2 others
World Bank Group to Nearly Double Funding in Ebola Crisis to $400 Million

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World Bank

Significant new assistance planned for hardest-hit countries

WASHINGTON, September 25, 2014—Following alarming evidence of the spread of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the World Bank Group today announced that it will nearly double its financing to $400 million to help the worst-affected countries address the emergency and build stronger health systems for the years ahead

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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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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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