- Latest WHO Ebola response roadmap - Situation report
- Govt: Ebola Virus Disease - Situation Report (Sit-Rep) – 11 Dec 2014
- UNICEF Sierra Leone Ebola Situation Report, 3 Dec 2014
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
By Jo Dunlop
Siblings Jusif and Bilikisu Koroma have survived Ebola. Now back in the community, they have joined other survivors in the care centres and hospitals in which the battle against the virus is being fought.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 18 December 2014 – Jusif Koroma and his sister Bilikisu survived Ebola. Seventeen of their relatives, including their father, four brothers and seven sisters, have succumbed to the illness.
19 December 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that there is reason to be “cautiously optimistic” about defeating the Ebola crisis in West Africa, as he made a series of visits to countries most-affected by the unprecedented outbreak, which has sickened some 18,000 people and killed close to 7,000 others throughout the region.
Workers involved in handling, treatment, transport and disposal of medical, laboratory and other waste must be protected from exposure to Ebola virus—which causes Ebola virus disease—and from physical and chemical hazards that may be associated with waste management tasks.
These Sitreps are distributed every two weeks. The next report will be issued on or around 28/12/14.
The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster has not been activated in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. As there are clear needs across the three affected countries for ICT services, the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has mandated the World Food Programme (WFP), as global ET Cluster lead, to respond as if the cluster was activated. The ET Cluster, its partners and membership are responding together for a coordinated response.
By Djaounsede Pardon Madjiangar
The Western Area of Sierra Leone is the “hotspot” in this Ebola outbreak at the moment, with the highest transmission of any of the 3 most affected countries. The Government of Sierra Leone, WHO and partners, are sending in a massive surge of staff and resources to this area to intensify efforts to curb the spread of Ebola disease.
Screening for Ebola
- Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 1262
New Confirmed cases = 48 as follows:
Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 11
Bombali = 5, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko = 14, Tonkolili = 0
Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0, Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 11, Western Area Rural = 7
Cumulative confirmed cases = 6,856 as follows:
Kailahun = 565, Kenema = 496, Kono = 135
Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 6,387 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.
Madrid, 19 de diciembre de 2014.- El centro de tratamiento de ébola que Médicos de Mundo gestiona en Sierra Leona en cooperación con Médicos del Mundo Reino Unido está listo para recibir a sus primeros pacientes. Las instalaciones abren hoy sus puertas a los casos sospechosos o confirmados de infección, después de que las autoridades de Sierra Leona cortaran el pasado miércoles 17 de diciembre la tradicional cinta roja para declarar oficialmente inaugurado el centro.
Experts in food security and agricultural production have addressed the issue
19 December 2014, Dakar, Senegal – In addition to the health consequences in West Africa, the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak has also led to various economic and social disruptions in affected and neighbouring countries.
Baltimore, United States | AFP | Friday 12/19/2014 - 07:49 GMT
by Robert MACPHERSON
For health care workers on the front lines of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, risking their lives in stifling protective suits, relief could soon be on the way.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a new-style outfit that is not only more comfortable, but also less likely to accidentally infect its users.
New York -- Private sector organizations have stepped up their support to UNDP’s Ebola response, donating equipment and delivering services that will both benefit communities immediately and serve them long after the epidemic has ended.
“Businesses are now helping us fight Ebola with unprecedented innovation and creativity. Their contribution will also stay in those countries on the long-term, serving very important basic needs,” said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa.
Sixty-ninth session, 24th & 25th Meetings (AM & PM)
Speakers Consider Reports on Revised Estimates for Human Rights Council, General Assembly Resolutions
As the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) began its examination of the revised budget proposal for the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) for the biennium 2014-2015, some delegates expressed deep concern that sufficient resources would not reach the field, where assistance was most needed.
Source: Reuters - Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:31 GMT
FREETOWN, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Sierra Leone's leading doctor died of Ebola on Thursday, hours after the arrival in the country of an experimental drug that could have been used to treat him, the government's chief medical officer said.
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As of 17 December 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 6,702, up 327 since last week. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,876, while 1,259 have been discharged from treatment.
The President launched an intensive campaign in the capital called the ´Western Area Surge’ for two weeks from 17 th Dec, which aims to reduce the transmission rates and restore faith in health care services and influence the public to self-identify when sick and come forward for treatment.
Stamford, Conn. – Sept. 18, 2014 – Global pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk has donated $1 million to support AmeriCares comprehensive response to the West Africa Ebola outbreak. The gift will support the emergency response and global health organization’s efforts to contain the outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which has infected more than 18,000 people and killed nearly 7,000. AmeriCares Ebola response aims to expand treatment capacity, reduce transmission, restore access to essential health services and improve safety practices in health care facilities.
To increase access to care for Ebola patients in western Sierra Leone, which has been hit hard by the current outbreak, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has opened new treatment centers (ETCs) in Freetown and Magburaka.
The facility in Freetown, which was set up at the centrally located Prince of Wales secondary school, treated its first patients just 14 days after construction began. It currently has a capacity of 44 beds, half of which are already filled.