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01 Dec 2015 description


As part of the 2014–2015 Ebola response operation in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Médecins Sans Frontières Switzerland (MSF-CH) started to systematically deploy dedicated Geographic Information Systems (GIS) officers to the field.

Primarily mandated to work in close collaboration with the epidemiologists, the GIS officers were charged with producing general overview maps, as well as topical maps that supported different aspects of the operation.

01 Dec 2015 description

Stressed (IPC Phase 2) food insecurity in certain areas due to residual Ebola impacts

Key Messages

The World Health Organization declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola on November 7th, and the country has now entered a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance by the Government and its partners. This situation will provide favorable conditions for a slow economic recovery and for improving household incomes.

30 Nov 2015 description

EVD COUNTDOWN ZERO + 42 (D DAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2015) 0 days, 0 hours, 00 minutes and 00 seconds left



 New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:
Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0
Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0

 DISCHARGED CASES = 4,051  CUMULATIVE CASES = 8,704  CUMULATIVE DEATHS =3,589  Suspected cases = 5,249
 Ebola Virus Disease Situation Report

29 Nov 2015 description

Conakry, Guinée | AFP | dimanche 29/11/2015 - 18:35 GMT |

Les participants à une réunion internationale à Conakry consacrée aux maladies hémorragiques virales ont appelé dimanche la communauté scientifique mondiale à aider la Guinée dans la production d'un vaccin anti-Ebola d'ici 2016, selon leur déclaration finale.

28 Nov 2015 description
report Cordaid

FEATURE - ‘Ebola is under control!’ headlines affirmed the other week. The disease has made no new victims in Sierra Leone since the outbreak started in April 2014. But the recovery process will still take a long time: not only have people died, but the economy has been severely disrupted and survivors, especially children, are left without care or protection. Mr Siapha Kamara, CEO of our partner SEND West-Africa, tells us about the struggles of rebuilding and the heroism of his staff.

28 Nov 2015 description
report UN News Service

27 November 2015 – Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own.

28 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Following the declaration by WHO on the end of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone on 7 November 2015, UNICEF continues to support the Government of Sierra Leone in ensuring that vigilance is maintained, through social mobilization efforts, systems strengthening in the areas of health, education and WASH, and support to Community Care Centers and Observational Interim Care Centers, amongst others.

27 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • AGIR - the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative - was launched during the Sahel food and nutrition crisis of 2012 with the aim of achieving 'Zero Hunger' in the West Africa Sahel region by 2032. The EU was closely involved in establishing AGIR and continues to provide support.

27 Nov 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.

27 Nov 2015 description

Freetown, Nov. 27, 2015 (MOHS) – The Fifth Round and 14th Session of the Bi-annual Maternal and Child Health Week (MCHW) commonly known as the “Mami En Pikin Welbodi Week” has been launched in Kambia northern Sierra Leone.

Launching the MCH Week on the theme: “Healthy Families, Healthy Future”, the Director of Health Systems, Planning, Policy and Information, Dr. Samuel Kargbo on behalf of the Ministry thanked health workers and development partners for their efforts in the fight to contain the Ebola virus disease and to maintain zero infection.

26 Nov 2015 description


1.1 Background – Floods and the Emergency Crisis in Sierra Leone

26 Nov 2015 description


26 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Indrias Getachew Kassaye

After losing his parents and siblings to the Ebola virus, a boy longs to get back to school – even if his school uniform has grown too short.

PATE BANA MARANK, Sierra Leone, 25 November 2015 – John Kamara is growing fast, as he should be at 13 years old. But as the delayed second school term resumes across Sierra Leone, the one school uniform John owns no longer fits.

25 Nov 2015 description
report AlertNet

Author: Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's worst recorded Ebola outbreak and militant violence in West Africa may have shut down schools across the region but governments should see conflict and crisis as an opportunity to reform and improve education, an expert said on Wednesday.

Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation

25 Nov 2015 description


  • On 23 November in Liberia, a 15-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Ebola died four days after being tested positive. His brother and father were also tested positive and are receiving treatment at an Ebola treatment unit in Monrovia.

  • Ebola virus transmission was declared over in Sierra Leone on 7 November.

  • In Guinea, the last patient with EVD tested negative for the second time on 16 November.

  • The UN Special Envoy on Ebola released the Overview of Needs and Requirements III.

25 Nov 2015 description



Le 21 novembre, un attentat-suicide mené par quatre assaillants a tué quatre personnes dans la ville de Fotokol près de la frontière avec le Nigeria. Le groupe Boko Haram est soupçonné d'être à l’origine de l'attaque, la dernière d'une série d'attentats-suicides dans la région de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun depuis juillet.



24 Nov 2015 description

Freetown, Nov. 23, 2015 (MOHS) – The distribution of Free Health Care medicines across the country covering 1,209 peripheral health units and 23 government hospitals starts on November 23, 2015 for all 13 districts in the country. The distribution incorporates over 200 products including life-saving commodities.