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28 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

DAKAR/GENÈVE, 24 avril 2015 – Pour la première fois depuis le début de l’épidémie d’Ebola, la Guinée, le Libéria et la Sierra Leone mènent d’importantes campagnes nationales pour protéger des millions d’enfants contre des maladies évitables mais potentiellement mortelles.

28 Apr 2015 description

SG/A/1564-BIO/4718

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé, aujourd’hui, la nomination de M. Peter Jan Graaff, des Pays-Bas, comme son Représentant spécial par intérim et Chef de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’action d’urgence contre l’Ebola (MINUAUCE). Dans son rôle de Représentant spécial par intérim, M. Graaff travaillera en étroite collaboration avec l’Envoyé spécial pour l’Ebola, M. David Nabarro, ainsi qu’avec les gouvernements de la région et les autres partenaires.

27 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • After several weeks of declining case incidence, confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) increased in Sierra Leone this week, with 13 cases recorded in the week to 21 April 2015.

  • On 14 April 2015, schools reopened across the country, with 1.8 million children resuming education after almost nine months. UNICEF and partners are conducting SMS-based monitoring of schools to verify that all schools have necessary safety measures and supplies in place, including thermometers, hand washing kits, and cleaning supplies.

27 Apr 2015 description
report Tzu Chi Foundation

In the first round of relief distribution to Sierra Leone in the wake of the Ebola epidemic, which as in 2015 subsided, though 0 cases has still yet to be achieved, the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, in collabora-tion with two other humanitarian organizations, the Healey International Relief Foundation (HIRF) and Caritas Freetown, set out to help provide relief goods and food supplies, distributing a total of 1,512 Tzu Chi multi-purpose portable beds, 3000 bowls with covers and spoons, and 15,740 kilograms of Tzu Chi’s “Jing-Si” rice and 2720 of Tzu Chi’s eco-blankets, all of items which, …

27 Apr 2015 description

Freetown, Sierra Leone | AFP | Monday 4/27/2015 - 11:08 GMT

Sierra Leone marked the 54th anniversary of its independence on Monday by setting out a four-point "post-Ebola plan" to put the devastated country on the road to recovery from the deadly epidemic.

Almost 4,000 deaths have been registered since the epidemic spread from Guinea a year ago, although health authorities admit the real toll could be significantly higher.

27 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

  • As of 25 April IOM’s National Ebola Training Academy in partnership with WHO, US CDC,
    COMAHS, MOHS and RSLAF has now trained 6,523 health care workers in Freetown (5,733 at the Academy) and via mobile trainings (790 trained).

27 Apr 2015 description

Vue d'ensemble de la crise

  • Le nombre cumulé de cas d'Ebola signalés en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone est de 23 694. Au 22 février, 9 589 personnes avaient succombé à la maladie. Il s'agit donc de la plus grande flambée d'Ebola de l'histoire. Depuis janvier 2015, le taux d'incidence de la maladie s'est stabilisé dans les trois pays et les opérations devraient progressivement céder la place aux activités de relèvement.

26 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 April 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the Secretary-General's Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).

25 Apr 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

When an Ebola outbreak was declared in West Africa in March 2014, Islamic Relief began to offer assistance. Imran Madden, head of our humanitarian department, shares what he learned when he travelled to Sierra Leone to see how faith communities have helped in the Ebola response.

25 Apr 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | samedi 25/04/2015 - 06:37 GMT

par Zoom DOSSO

Alors que l'épidémie d'Ebola en Afrique de l'Ouest est sur le déclin, l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) et les autorités sanitaires des pays touchés se penchent désormais sur les effets à long terme, très mal connus, du virus sur les survivants.

Cécité partielle ou totale, troubles de l'audition, douleurs articulaires, céphalées: une proportion non négligeable des survivants, selon les sources, se plaint d'effets secondaires parfois très handicapants.

25 Apr 2015 description

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Saturday 4/25/2015 - 03:03 GMT

by Zoom DOSSO

As the Ebola epidemic retreats across west Africa, international health authorities are turning their attention to the little understood long-term effects of the often-deadly virus on the survivors.

There is little research on patients cured of the tropical fever, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has acknowledged that many are experiencing crippling complications long after walking out of treatment units.

25 Apr 2015 description

KEY POINTS

• SRSG UNMEER in Guinea to observe latest progress and challenges.

• Sierra Leone focuses efforts on reducing community resistance in Samu Chiefdom, Kambia.

• Guinea’s campaign of sensitisation and early detection has reached 92% of targeted persons in Forécariah. Lessons are being learned from Forécariah in order to inform roll out to other areas.

Key Political and Economic Developments

1 . NSTR

Response Efforts and Health

24 Apr 2015 description

By Nines Lima, MSF’s advisor on tropical medicine

Since 2000, malaria deaths have fallen by 47% globally, and by 54% in the African region, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The use of rapid diagnostic tests and treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) have played a key role in this great progress. However, malaria still kills in Africa, where 90% of global malaria deaths occur, killing more than 430,000 children a year.

24 Apr 2015 description

Beyond the P4P pilot – dialogue on future opportunities

The sixth P4P Annual Consultation was held in Rome from 24 to 26 February 2015. The meeting brought together 170 stakeholders from around the world to discuss lessons and opportunities that could be built upon in the post-pilot phase, identify main challenges and propose new ways to improve the effectiveness of future P4P-like efforts. A report on the consultation has been published online.

24 Apr 2015 description

Mikiko Senga, a WHO epidemiologist specializing in emerging diseases was sent to Kenema, Sierra Leone in early June 2014 to gather data about the Ebola outbreak. There she found herself trying to make sense of information coming in a variety of ways, from bits of paper, blood samples, hospital records, and soon realised she was facing an outbreak about to catch fire. She called for help and, with colleagues who came to support her, set about developing ways to document and understand the size and nature of the Ebola outbreak racing through the district. Here is her story.

24 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

DAKAR/GENEVA, 24 April 2015 – For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are conducting major nationwide immunization campaigns to protect millions of children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases.