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11 May 2015 description

Developments since the tenth update As of 8 May 2015, WHO has reported 26 683 cases, including 11 022 deaths, linked to the West African epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) with onset in December 2013. Nine countries have reported EVD cases. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have experienced widespread and intense transmission. Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Spain, the United Kingdom and the USA have at some point reported imported cases or import-related local transmission linked to the epidemic in West Africa, but all six countries have been declared Ebola-free.

05 May 2015 description

NIAMEY - Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies a reçu ce jour une donation financière et en nature de la part du Programme «Des Vivres pour la Paix» d’USAID. Cette contribution, qui s’élève à 40 millions de dollars US, permettra au PAM de fournir une assistance vitale aux familles en situation de grande pauvreté et de renforcer la résilience des communautés face à des chocs récurrents tels que les sécheresses.

04 May 2015 description

NIAMEY - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed in-kind and cash donations from USAID’s Food for Peace Program totalling US$40 million to support WFP’s assistance to very poor households and build community resilience to withstand recurrent shocks especially drought.

29 Apr 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • A total of 33 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported in the week to 26 April. Two areas, Forecariah in Guinea and Kambia in Sierra Leone, accounted for 25 (76%) of all confirmed cases reported. Improved community engagement in these areas is required to ensure that all remaining chains of transmission can be tracked and ultimately brought to an end.

22 Apr 2015 description

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 The decline in confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has halted over the last three weeks. To accelerate the decline towards zero cases will require stronger community engagement, improved contact tracing and earlier case identification. In the week to 19 April, a total of 33 confirmed cases was reported, compared with 37 and 30 in the preceding weeks.

21 Apr 2015 description

Launched in June 2005 by President George W. Bush, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) represented a major 5-year, $1.265 billion expansion of U.S. Government resources for malaria control. The Initiative is led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented together with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PMI funds programs in 19 focus countries in Africa and one regional program in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Southeast Asia (see Appendix 1).

15 Apr 2015 description

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 A total of 37 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was reported in the week to 12 April, compared with 30 the previous week. Case incidence in Guinea increased to 28, compared with 21 confirmed cases the previous week. Sierra Leone reported 9 confirmed cases, the same total as in the previous week. Liberia reported no confirmed cases.

15 Apr 2015 description

Developments since the ninth update

As of 5 April 2015, WHO has reported 25 550 cases, including 10 587 deaths, linked to the West African outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) with onset in December 2013. Altogether, nine countries have reported EVD cases.

08 Apr 2015 description

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  • A total of 30 confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 5 April. This is the lowest weekly total since the third week of May 2014. Case incidence in Guinea decreased to 21, compared with 57 confirmed cases the previous week. Liberia reported no confirmed cases. Sierra Leone reported a fifth consecutive weekly decrease from 25 confirmed cases in the week to 29 March to 9 in the week to 5 April.

25 Feb 2015 description

SUMMARY

A total of 99 new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 22 February. Guinea reported 35 new confirmed cases. Cases continue to arise from unknown chains of transmission.