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30 Mar 2015 description

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.

30 Mar 2015 description

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.

30 Mar 2015 description

Welcome to Issue 39 of THE ASSESSOR,

WFP’s Food Security Analysis e-Newsletter!

30 Mar 2015 description

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.

30 Mar 2015 description
report IRIN

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.

30 Mar 2015 description

EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---March 28, 2015

DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,333

NEW CASES

30 Mar 2015 description
report African Union

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.

29 Mar 2015 description

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.

29 Mar 2015 description

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.

28 Mar 2015 description

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.

28 Mar 2015 description

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.

28 Mar 2015 description

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.

28 Mar 2015 description

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.

27 Mar 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • 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

27 Mar 2015 description

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.