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Ebola : tests probables de vaccins dans les pays les plus touchés, mort d'une fillette au Mali

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | jeudi 23/10/2014 - 09:40 GMT

par Marie-Noëlle BLESSIG à Genève et Brigitte DUSSEAU à New York

Des vaccins contre la fièvre Ebola seront testés, si possible en décembre, dans les trois principaux pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest touchés par l'épidémie selon l'OMS, alors qu'au Mali, la fillette infectée, premier cas dans ce pays, est morte vendredi, selon une source gouvernementale.

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Ebola: Aporte de un millón de dólares a ONU

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Redhum

Con el propósito de atender la necesidad de los países vulnerables en contra de la propagación del virus ébola ayer el presidente del Estado Evo Morales informó que, por decisión del gabinete de ministros, reunidos ayer, se resolvió aportar con un millón de dólares a la Organización de Naciones Unidas (ONU), para coadyuvar en el proceso de prevención contra la epidemia de la mortal enfermedad.

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Ethiopia Contributes to African Union Ebola Response Efforts

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African Union

Press Release Nº290/2014

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia–24 October 2014:The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has answered to the appeal made by the African Union Commission Chairperson, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma last week to Member States to urgently contribute human resources to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

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Médicos del Mundo reclama políticas de prevención del ébola en Malí y otros países de África Occidental

La ONG sigue de cerca la aparición del primer caso en el país, en el que lleva trabajando desde 1998

Madrid, 24 de octubre de 2014. - Tras la confirmación del primer caso de contagio de bola en Malí, Médicos del Mundo quiere reclamar de nuevo un compromiso más decidido con las políticas preventivas en los países limítrofes a los afectados por la epidemia. La organización diseñó hace meses un plan de prevención y preparación a la respuesta en toda la región

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Déclaration sur la 3ème réunion du Comité d’urgence du Règlement sanitaire international concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

La troisième réunion du Comité d’urgence convoquée par le Directeur général de l’OMS au titre du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) [RSI (2005)] concernant la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola en 2014 en Afrique de l’Ouest s’est tenue le mercredi 22 octobre 2014, de 13 heures à 17 h 10 (HEC), avec les membres et les conseillers du Comité.

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IMO reiterates: no ban on travel or trade needed due to Ebola

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) today (24 October) reiterated that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, citing the recommendations of the third meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General on Wednesday, 22 October 2014.

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Church fights back against Ebola, Says Tearfund

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Tearfund

Church leaders in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone and Liberia are playing a vital role in helping people to stay safe, says Christian relief and development agency Tearfund.

Tearfund partners have found that church leaders are widely trusted and are able to use church services and other gatherings to help people understand how to stop the spread of Ebola.

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WHO convenes industry leaders and key partners to discuss trials and production of Ebola vaccine

Trials of vaccines have already begun in the U.S., U.K., and Mali, and are beginning in Gabon, Germany, Kenya and Switzerland to determine safety, dosing and efficacy. Results from phase 1 clinical trials are expected to be available in December 2014.

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Sierra Leone: Ebola Virus Disease - Revised Emergency appeal No. 3 (MDRSL005)

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 41.1m (increased from CHF 12.9m) to enable the IFRC to support the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) to respond to the worsening Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak for 6,348,350 people. This revised Appeal represents a significant scaling up of SLRCS activities to conduct contact tracing, safe and dignified burials, social mobilisation, communications, and psychosocial support to 11 operational areas in 10 districts.

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West and Central Africa Region Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (16 - 24 October 2014)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

7,160 NEW IDPs FOLLOWING INCREASE IN VIOLENCE

Widespread violence since 7 October has spurred renewed displacement of some 7,160 people in and around Bangui, according to an IOM report published on 21 October. Much of the displacement originates from Bangui’s 3rd and 5th neighbourhoods, with additional displacement of some 4,300 IDPs in Bimbo.

MALI

7 KILLED AND 5,000 DISPLACED FOLLOWING FIGHTING IN THE NORTH

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Ebola: la Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars, annonce son président

24/10/2014 - 14:27 GMT

La Chine va donner 82 millions de dollars pour lutter contre l'épidémie d'Ebola dans les trois pays ouest-africains les plus sévèrement atteints, a annoncé vendredi le président chinois Xi Jinping.

Pékin donnera un total de 500 millions de yuans (82 millions de dollars) au Liberia, à la Sierra Leone et à la Guinée, ainsi qu'à des organisations internationales, a précisé l'agence de presse officielle Xinhua, citant le président chinois.

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China pledges $82 million to fight Ebola: Xinhua

10/24/2014 - 13:55 GMT

China will provide Ebola hit countries in West Africa with new aid worth the equivalent of $82 million, China's President Xi Jinping said on Friday, as European leaders pledged more donations.

Beijing will give 500 million yuan ($82 million) to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as well as international organisations, the official Xinhua news agency cited Xi as saying.

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European Council (23 and 24 October 2014) - Conclusions

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European Union

(Excerpt)

Ebola

10. The European Council is deeply concerned by the continuing spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa and the increasing number of people infected and dying from it. It commended the work done by the governments of the affected countries and by NGOs in responding to an unprecedented health challenge. The European Council also expressed its deep appreciation for the selfless dedication of health workers in this crisis and for their courage and professionalism.

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Regular Press Briefing by the Information Service, 24 October 2014: Ebola

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Ebola

Fadéla Chaib, for the World Health Organization (WHO), reminded the journalists about the press conference this afternoon at WHO Headquarters at 2 p.m. to discuss results of the meeting held on Thursday on the access to and funding for potential vaccines for Ebola. The Speaker would be Dr Marie-Paule Kieny. The transcript would be provided after the conference.

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Sécurité alimentaire et implications humanitaires en Afrique de l'Ouest et au Sahel - N°59 - Septembre 2014

Oct 2014

L'Essentiel

  • Les productions agricoles (céréales et légumineuses) attendues seront inférieures à la moyenne quinquennale en Gambie, en Guinée Bissau, en Mauritanie et au Sénégal.

  • Les approvisionnements en céréales sur les marchés sont assez satisfaisants avec des prix stables ou à la baisse, à l’exception de certains marchés au Mali, au Sénégal, au Tchad et au Niger qui affichent des hausses des prix.

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UK secures €1 billion European Ebola commitment

David Cameron gets European leaders to pledge more funding to fight Ebola.

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, has secured a €1 billion (£800 million) funding pledge at the European Council meetings in Brussels, following a call for European leaders to do more to fight the disease in West Africa.

As part of the commitment, the UK has boosted its own response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa by £80 million, bringing its total contribution to more than £200 million.

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What Can Donors Learn from HIV in Responding to Ebola?

This is a joint post with Alan Whiteside, CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy, BSIA and Professor Emeritus, University of KwaZulu-Natal.

Since the first case of Ebola appeared last year, the virus has infected nearly 10,000 people. The epidemic is concentrated in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea — post-conflict countries with incredibly weak health systems. It stands to have severe health, social, and economic consequences and is arguably the most pressing challenge to global health security the world has faced in decades.

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Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight

By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana

ABUJA/FREETOWN, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa.

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Global Weather Hazards Summary October 24-30, 2014

Second-season dryness continues in Haiti, flooding risks remain in Central America and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. As the rainy season in Senegal comes to an end and harvesting begins, reduced crop yields due to this summer’s poorly distributed rainfall and delayed onset of the rainy season in July could become evident.