Epidemic

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Liberia + 2 others
Donations for Ebola Relief Efforts Are Slow to Take Off

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New York Times

By STEPHANIE STROMOCT. 20, 2014

When Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and his wife, Priscilla Chan, donated $25 million last week to support the treatment of Ebola victims and their families, they gave the gift to the foundation that funnels private donations to the Centers for Disease Control, not one of the nonprofit groups that Americans typically shower with money during a humanitarian crisis.

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Chad + 2 others
Chad: Migrants from Central African Republic Situation Report No 8 (as of 30 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

· The relocations of people from the transit sites to temporary camps are hampered by delays in the construction of shelter and water and sanitation infrastructure.

· The government has decided to review the development of Maingama temporary camp to maximize the number of inhabitants and to accelerate shelter construction.

· The resurgence of malaria cases in transit sites and temporary camps continues. They now account for half of the sicknesses registered.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World + 9 others
Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa Staying the Course, October 2014

Strong Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, but Pockets of Difficulty

  • Infrastructure, services, agriculture driving growth in most economies
  • Positive outlook overshadowed by Ebola impact in affected countries
  • Goals are high, inclusive growth and addressing fiscal risks in a few countries

Strong growth in the majority of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies should underpin a robust regional expansion in 2014 and 2015, the IMF said in its regional outlook.

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Cuba + 4 others
ONU saluda Cumbre sobre el ébola que se celebra en La Habana

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UN News Service

20 de octubre, 2014 — El Secretario General de la ONU dio la bienvenida a una Cumbre extraordinaria de los países de la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA) para definir la contribución conjunta de sus miembros a la solución de la crisis sanitaria provocada por el brote de ébola en África occidental.

En un mensaje leído en la reunión en La Habana por el Enviado Especial de la ONU para el Ébola, David Nabarro, Ban Ki-moon reiteró que el virus en un problema mundial que requiere una respuesta masiva e inmediata.

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World + 3 others
Le FMI prévoit une croissance économique robuste en Afrique subsaharienne, sur fond de redistribution des forces dans le monde

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Communiqué de presse n° 14/475

Le 20 octobre 2014

Présentant l’édition d’octobre 2014 du rapport du FMI sur les Perspectives économiques régionales pour l’Afrique subsaharienne, Mme Antoinette Sayeh, Directrice du Département Afrique du FMI, a fait aujourd’hui les observations ci-dessous:

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Tirer les leçons de la lutte contre le sida pour combattre Ebola

«Pour gagner la bataille contre Ebola, il faut faire tomber la rumeur et le niveau de la peur, et faire connaitre les modes de contamination. A partir de ce moment, on pourra mieux communiquer sur comment se prémunir, comment se protéger de la maladie», a déclaré Michelle Barzach, Présidente d’UNICEF France. « Ainsi, on inverse complètement la réaction collective, pour l’assagir, et la rendre raisonnable ».

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola hits West Africa food security

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IRIN

KENEMA/FREETOWN/DAKAR, 20 October 2014 (IRIN) - West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has been disrupting agricultural and market activities, threatens to erode food security and negatively affect the livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone unless more is done to meet their immediate food and nutritional needs, say aid agencies.

They say they are still calculating the number of food insecure households, but already the results of initial rapid assessments are worrying.

IRIN:

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Katanga: une ONG distribue des moustiquaires imprégnées dans un camp de déplacés des pygmées

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Radio Okapi

L’ONG FIAFED distribue des moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide dans le camp de déplacés pygmées de Tchanga Tchanga à Kabalo (Katanga). Cette organisation organise également des analyses de laboratoire pour détecter des cas de malaria dans cette communauté. Elle veut diminuer le taux de mortalité dû au paludisme.

Ce camp de déplacés compte plus de 609 ménages. La majorité de personnes qui y vivent sont des enfants de moins de 5 ans, des femmes enceintes et des vieilles personnes. Elles vivent dans la promiscuité et la précarité.

Radio Okapi:

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 36, 11 - 17 October 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  • The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, requested that all concerned parties ensure the implementation of the Brazzaville agreement as he believes that the recent crisis in Bangui is partly due to its non-application. Mr. Gaye believes that enforcement of the agreement, signed on 23 July 2014, would lead to the end of the crisis and provide a way to return to constitutional order.

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Grappling with a cholera epidemic in northern Cameroon

Mirabelle Enaka Kima, IFRC

For many years now, cholera has been a common occurrence in the North and far North Regions of Cameroon. Recurrent floods in this part of the country are the main cause of the resurgence of this and other water-borne diseases.

This year’s outbreak, which started in August, is causing havoc in more than 20 areas. Current government figures mention 2,019 patients, including 99 fatalities, with the locality of Mogodé, in the Far North Region, hardest hit.

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Liberia Ebola SitRep no. 156

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Grand Cape Mount

• One body was buried in Tewor District

• Two Probable cases were transferred from Jenewonde to the ELWA/MSF ETU. One person die upon arrival

Montserrado

• Of the 4208 contacts being followed, none became symptomatic today, 97 completed 21 days of follow-up, and 24 were lost to follow-up.

• Of the 7 deaths, 5 came from ETUs and 2 come from communities

Nimba

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Liberia + 2 others
Pregnant in the shadow of Ebola: Deteriorating health systems endanger women

Over 800,000 women in the worst-affected countries face increased risks

MONROVIA, Liberia – Thirty-six year old Comfort Fayiah, in Monrovia, Liberia, never imagined her pregnancy would end the way it did – with her giving birth on the side of the road, in a heavy downpour, to twins.

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Liberia + 1 other
Concern Worldwide announces a €36m programme to fight Ebola and appeals for staff and funds as it expands work in Sierra Leone and Liberia

Concern Worldwide today announced a €36m programme to address the spread of Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The agency is recruiting logisticians, health care professionals and engineers to travel immediately to West Africa.

With immediate effect, the organisation will assume responsibility for managing 14 burial teams and two cemeteries in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. This includes the fleet management of 22 vehicles used to transfer victims of Ebola to burial sites.

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Liberia + 2 others
Ebola Crisis - Ensuring continuity of HIV Services (October 2014)

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UNAIDS

The UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team to address HIV in Humanitarian Emergencies is advocating for a minimum HIV service package as part of efforts to restore public health services during the outbreak.

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El Salvador segundo país con más casos de chikunguña en la región

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Redhum

El Salvador, 18 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: El Diario de Hoy

El sistema epidemiológico de información de los países en la región centroamericana y del Caribe no son iguales, es por ello que en El Salvador se registran más casos sospechosos de chikunguña, explicó ayer el representante de la OPS, José Ruales.

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Casos de chikungunya se estabilizan en El Salvador

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Redhum

El Salvador, 18 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: La Prensa Gráfica

El Salvador registra 145 casos confirmados de chikunguña y cerca de 59.000 sospechosos desde que la enfermedad apareció en el país, a finales de mayo 2014.

Julio Oscar Robles Ticas, viceministro de servicios de salud, indicó que en El Salvador los casos de chikungunya han tendido a estabilizarse en la última semana, “por primera vez” en lo que va de existencia del virus en territorio salvadoreño.

Asimismo, indicaron que por el momento no hay fallecidos por este virus en el país.

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World + 3 others
Ebola - Can you quarantine West Africa?

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IRIN

NEW YORK, 20 October 2014 (IRIN) - Since the death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas on 8 October and the Ebola infection of two US nurses that treated him, there have been increasing calls by US lawmakers to ban travel from the countries most affected by the virus - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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This article does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations or its agencies. Refer to the IRIN copyright page for conditions of use.

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Vecina de Parrita es el primer caso autóctono de chikungunya en Costa Rica

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Redhum

Costa Rica, 19 de Octubre 2014

Fuente: Periódico La Nación

Dio positivo en los exámenes tras hospedar en su casa a un dominicano

El Ministerio de Salud confirmó hoy, sábado, que detectó el primer caso de chikungunya autóctono en suelo costarricense.

Se trata de una mujer vecina de Esterillos de Parrita de 56 años (cuyo nombre no trascendió), quien dio positivo en los exámenes del Instituto Costarricense de Investigación y Enseñanza en Nutrición y Salud (Inciensa), tras ser atendida en Parrita por médicos de la Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (CCSS).