Epidemic

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22 Dec 2014 description

Another mobile laboratory is set up in Sierra Leone and Canadian Armed Forces personnel depart the United Kingdom for Sierra Leone

12 Dec 2014 description

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.

08 Dec 2014 description

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.

27 Nov 2014 description

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.

19 Oct 2014 description

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.

17 Oct 2014 description
report ECOWAS

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.

05 Oct 2014 description

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.

02 Oct 2014 description
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Defeating Ebola conference: Summary of conference pledges

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.

26 Sep 2014 description

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.

25 Sep 2014 description

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.

25 Sep 2014 description

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.

16 Sep 2014 description

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.

13 Aug 2014 description

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.

08 Aug 2014 description

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.

18 Apr 2014 description

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.

25 Mar 2014 description

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.

25 Mar 2014 description

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.

07 Jan 2014 description

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).

20 Jun 2013 description

OTTAWA — L'honorable Julian Fantino, ministre de la Coopération internationale, a annoncé que le Canada allait apporter une aide immédiate à des centaines de milliers de personnes touchées par une épidémie de rougeole en République centrafricaine.

« Le Canada travaille rapidement pour réagir à l'épidémie de rougeole qui sévit en République centrafricaine, a déclaré le ministre Fantino. L'engagement de notre gouvernement à offrir une aide humanitaire rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin témoigne des valeurs canadiennes fondamentales. »

20 Jun 2013 description

OTTAWA — Canada is providing immediate assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in the Central African Republic affected by a measles outbreak, announced the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation.

"Canada is working quickly to respond to the measles outbreak in the Central African Republic," said Minister Fantino. "Our government's commitment to the quick and effective delivery of humanitarian assistance to those most in need speaks to core Canadian values."