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21 Apr 2015 description

Summary

IFRC’s Ebola strategic framework is organised around 5 outcomes:

  • The epidemic is stopped

  • National Societies have better Ebola preparedness and stronger long term capacities

  • IFRC operations are well coordinated

  • Safe and Dignified Burials (SDB) are effectively carried out by all actors

  • Recovery of community life and livelihoods

21 Apr 2015 description

DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,494

NEW CASES

  • 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
20 Apr 2015 description

KEY POINTS

• Presidents of the three Ebola-affected countries put forward their regional post-Ebola recovery plan ($8bm). Donors pledge over $1bn in funding, including at least $650mn from the World Bank.

• Resistance continues to inhibit counter-EVD activity in Guinea.

20 Apr 2015 description

Media release 20 April 2015

I am pleased to announce that the Australian Government is able to close the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Sierra Leone by 30 April 2015.

This decision follows a process led by the Government of Sierra Leone to rationalise and consolidate ETCs as the situation in West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak has stabilised. I acknowledge the role played by the Governments of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea in leading the international response to the Ebola outbreak.

20 Apr 2015 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015

19 Apr 2015 description

For Immediate Release

Saturday, April 18, 2015

USAID Press Office

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19 Apr 2015 description

The Ebola outbreak that started in December 2013 became a public health, humanitarian and socioeconomic crisis with a devastating impact on families, communities and affected countries. It also served as a reminder that the world, including WHO, is ill-prepared for a large and sustained disease outbreak.

18 Apr 2015 description

African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka announced $300 million to support the national Post-Ebola Recovery program of Ebola-affected countries during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington.

AfDB’s funding will provide support to Governments of Ebola-affected countries by investing in health, education, water and sanitation, agriculture and financial sectors.

“Now is not the time to relax. We need to strengthen primary health care in Africa; give countries debt relief, and get the ready to beat back the next epidemic”, Kaberuka said Friday.

18 Apr 2015 description

KEY POINTS

  • 37 confirmed EVD cases were reported in the week to 12 April, compared with 30 the previous week.

  • The first stage of the sensitisation and early detection of EVD case s campaign in Guinea ended on 15 April without major problems.

17 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank
  1. This high-level event, “From Ebola to more resilient health systems,” provided an opportunity for the Ministers of Health from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to present and discuss their health sector recovery plans with Development Partners and other stakeholders, with the aim of accelerating support for ending the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic and strengthening health systems within, and across, the affected countries.