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31 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | vendredi 31/07/2015 - 14:56 GMT

par Elisabeth ZINGG

Le premier vaccin efficace contre Ebola, un virus qui a fait plus de 11.000 morts en Afrique de l'ouest depuis décembre 2013, est désormais "à portée de main" selon l'OMS, au vu des résultats préliminaires très encourageants d'un premier essai sur le terrain en Guinée.

31 Jul 2015 description

Paris, France | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 15:07 GMT

y Mariette LE ROUX

An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, said researchers Friday, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands.

The serum was 100-percent effective, after a week, in more than 7,600 people innoculated, according to results published in The Lancet and hailed as "extremely promising" by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Margaret Chan.

31 Jul 2015 description

Genève, 31 juillet 2015 - Les résultats d’une analyse intérimaire de l’essai clinique de phase III concernant l’efficacité du vaccin Ebola VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) en Guinée montrent que ce vaccin est très efficace. Le Conseil de surveillance et de sécurité des données - – organe indépendant composé d’experts internationaux –, qui a procédé à cette étude, a recommandé de poursuivre cet essai. Les résultats préliminaires des analyses de ces données provisoires sont publiés aujourd’hui dans la revue britannique The Lancet.

31 Jul 2015 description

Geneva, 31 July 2015 – Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts - the Data and Safety Monitoring Board – that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analyses of these interim data are published today in the British journal The Lancet.

31 Jul 2015 description
report World Bank

This page tracks Ebola resource flows (including monetized in-kind contributions where available) totaling US$1 million or more from multilateral and bilateral institutions and some foundations. Data is captured from government and other official websites and from communication with key officials within development partner agencies. Data is updated on a bi-weekly basis. Pledges are a non-binding announcement of an intended contribution or allocation by the donor.

31 Jul 2015 description

DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,043

    NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:

Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0
Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0
Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0
Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

MONROVIA, Liberia 31 July 2015 – UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.

30 Jul 2015 description

The recently concluded International Conference on Africa’s fight against Ebola held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea focuses on Africa helping Africans in the Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction and attracted AU Foreign Affairs Ministers, Ministers of Health, Heads of States.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM is responsible for clinical and operational management of one Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Sinje, Grand Cape Mount County. Tubmanburg ETU, Bomi and Buchanan ETU, Grand Bassa stopped admitting patients on 15 April. The 2 ETUs have been decommissioned with responsibility for EVD health services transitioned to CHTs.

  • Since 18 November 2014, when the first ETU was opened, 133 patients have been admitted, 12 survivors have been discharged and there have been 15 EVD-related death

30 Jul 2015 description

Christian and Muslim leaders played “essential role” in tackling the Ebola virus

Faith leaders in Sierra Leone and Liberia played an “essential role” in stemming the spread of the Ebola virus, according to a new report, but the delay in involving them in the response cost lives.

30 Jul 2015 description
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DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 4,043

NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 0 as follows:
    Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 0 Bombali = 0, Kambia = 0, Koinadugu = 0, Port Loko =0, Tonkolili = 0 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0 Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 0, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0
30 Jul 2015 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas have served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

  • UNHRD Accra continues to support the transportation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the region. PPE kits were prepared by the team in Accra and are being shipped across West African countries as part of a WHO preparedness initiative, providing protection to 12,500 health workers.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • Guinea is in the midst of the lean-season and the majority of households are resorting to coping strategies.

  • Secondary data sources indicate markets are functioning and economic activity is underway with favorable agricultural conditions.

30 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • With the onset of the lean season, the consistent improvements in coping seen over the last five months came to a halt in Sierra Leone and normally better-off households resort to increased coping.

  • Food prices remained relatively stable while manual labour rates and terms of trade rose in some parts of Sierra Leone.