- Govt: Ebola Virus Disease - Situation Report (Sit-Rep) – 16 April, 2015
- Latest WHO Ebola response roadmap - Situation report
- UNMEER situation reports
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
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
- Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,494
- 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
• 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.
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.
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR OCTOBER 2015
For Immediate Release
Saturday, April 18, 2015
USAID Press Office
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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.
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.
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.
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.