OTTAWA — In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and following an acclimatization period, 37 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff commenced operations today in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.
CAF military doctors nurses, medics and support staff are operating at the UK’s Kerry Town Treatment Unit (KTTU). Canadians are working alongside their British counterparts in providing essential medical care to local and international health care workers.
Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone
The UK has so far pledged £230 million to help the people of Sierra Leone defeat Ebola. This will build 6 treatment centres across the country, provide food and supplies for thousands of quarantined homes and already has provided over 750 operational beds to isolate and treat cases of Ebola.
As well as giving its own money, Britain has asked other countries across the world to join them in supporting Sierra Leone. So far Norway, Denmark, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and Canada have all agreed to provide health staff for Sierra Leone.
Health services personnel will work with British forces in Sierra Leone In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff departed for the United Kingdom (UK) today to undertake specialized training prior to deploying to Sierra Leone later this month.
Canada launches “Join The Fight Against Ebola” recruitment campaign, provides more funding to humanitarian organizations and announces deployment of Canadian Armed Forces members to West Africa
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, along with the Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, and Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, today announced further action and support to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Canada providing funding to the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response
October 17, 2014 – Toronto, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional funding to support international efforts led by the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) to respond to the immediate needs related to the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
The ECOWAS Commission and Canada have agreed to strengthen and deepen cooperation in various strategic areas, including regional security, trade, economic development and investment, capacity building and humanitarian issues.
“The benefits of long-standing relation between ECOWAS and Canada at country and regional levels, and especially Canada’s leadership role in the capitalization of development partners’ Pool Fund cannot be taken for granted,” the Vice President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr. Toga Gayewea McIntosh said in Abuja on Thursday 16th October 2014.
October 4, 2014 - Ottawa, ON - Public Health Agency of Canada
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, with Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor, announced the deployment of a second mobile lab team to West Africa.
Today, the Public Health Agency of Canada deployed a second mobile laboratory and two additional Agency scientists to Sierra Leone to join the Agency's existing team in the field in Kailahun. A third scientist will leave on Tuesday.
Britain has rallied decisive international support for Sierra Leone in its hour of need, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said following the Defeating Ebola conference today in London.
The conference, co-hosted by the Foreign Secretary and the International Development Secretary, brought together more than 20 governments, a dozen charities and NGOs, the UN, World Bank, health experts and the private sector to pledge funds, equipment and health workers.
09/26/2014 14:42 GMT
by Zoom Dosso
MONROVIA, September 26, 2014 (AFP) - Ebola-hit west Africa's governments were desperately counting on promises of global aid to be effected Friday as the World Health Organization announced urgently awaited vaccines could be ready early next year.
Liberia, the hardest-hit nation with almost 1,700 deaths, welcomed pledges of help from world leaders gathered at the United Nations on Thursday but warned it was losing the trust of its people as the crisis escalated.
Le 25 septembre 2014 – New York, New York – Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada
Aujourd’hui, le ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Christian Paradis a annoncé l’octroi d’une aide humanitaire supplémentaire afin de répondre aux besoins immédiats des personnes touchées par l’éclosion de la maladie à virus Ebola en Guinée, au Liberia et en Sierra Leone, ainsi que dans les pays voisins de l’Afrique de l'Ouest. Cette aide fait suite aux récents appels lancés par les Nations Unies et les organisations non gouvernementales.
Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional humanitarian assistance to help meet the immediate needs of the people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and neighbouring countries in West Africa. The assistance is in response to recent appeals issued by the United Nations and non-governmental organizations.
Health Minister Rona Ambrose today announced that Canada will make available for donation over $2.5 million in personal protective equipment (PPE) to the World Health Organization (WHO) to aid in the global response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Recently, the WHO reported a shortage of equipment in the affected countries and has appealed to member states for donations for use by front-line workers in the affected countries.
Treatment may help ongoing outbreak response in West Africa
August 12, 2014 - Ottawa- Public Health Agency of Canada
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced that the Government of Canada will donate doses of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada to the World Health Organization (WHO) in its role as an international coordinating body in responding to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The WHO will help to facilitate distribution of the vaccine.
Canada continues to address immediate needs in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone
August 8, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced additional support to help fight the growing Ebola outbreak in the West Africa region; and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, provided an update on the situation and Canada’s efforts to date.
April 18, 2014
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.
03/25/2014 01:29 GMT
Par Mouctar BAH
CONAKRY, 25 mars 2014 (AFP) - Après la Guinée frappée par des cas de fièvre hémorragique, dont celle provoquée par le virus Ebola, qui ont fait une soixantaine de morts depuis janvier, six cas suspects d'Ebola ont été détectés lundi au Liberia voisin, dont cinq mortels, et un autre cas a été détecté au Canada.
03/25/2014 03:18 GMT
by Mouctar Bah
CONAKRY, March 25, 2014 (AFP) - Health officials in Guinea battled to contain west Africa's first outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus as neighbouring Liberia reported its first suspected victims and a traveller returning to Canada was hospitalised with suspicious symptoms.
At least 59 people are known to have died in Guinea's southern forests and there are six suspected cases in Liberia which, if confirmed, would mark the first spread of the highly contagious pathogen into another country.
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN — Canada's Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal today concluded a visit to Pakistan where he met with vaccinators, doctors and UNICEF staff and announced Canada's latest contribution to the fight to eradicate polio in Pakistan and around the world. While in Pakistan Minister Uppal also met with local Pakistan government officials as well as visited a mosque, Gurudwara Nankana Sahib, and Joseph colony (a Christian community in Lahore).