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05 May 2016 description
  • The Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to Ebola in West Africa was lifted on 29 March 2016. A total of 28 616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 11 310 deaths.

05 May 2016 description

Amanda Glassman Vice President for Programs and Director of Global Health Policy Center for Global Development

Along with my colleagues at the Center, I have been watching the Ebola epidemic unfold in West Africa and keeping a close eye on the world’s response. As you know, this outbreak was unprecedented in scale and impact. Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea endured a total of more than 28,600 cases of the virus and 11,300 deaths. The disease took a heavy toll not only on families, but also on the health systems and economies of the afflicted countries.

02 May 2016 description

Liberia’s Ministry of Health, WHO and partners held a ceremony at the Ebola treatment facility in Monrovia to celebrate the recovery and discharge of a 2-year-old boy, the final patient in a latest flare-up in Liberia. His 5-year-old brother recovered a week earlier.

Liberia’s and Guinea’s last known Ebola patients in a latest flare-up of the disease that hit both countries have now been discharged. All remaining contacts of confirmed cases that were placed under a 3-week period of medical monitoring have been cleared.

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 30 March 2016, one confirmed Ebola case was reported in the capital, Monrovia, six months after the last case and three months after the nation was declared Ebola free.

  • As part of its post-Ebola programming, WFP scaled up the school feeding programme increasing targeted students from 127,000 to 230,000.

  • Due to UNHCR’s repatriation exercise, the number of refugees from Cote d’Ivoire in 2016 reduced from 30,000 in January to 12,000 in end March.

Operational Updates

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP is currently preparing a new recovery operation to strengthen livelihoods for highly food insecure people and smallholder farmers, improve nutritional status of women and children, and ensure national stakeholders develop disaster risk management capabilities.

  • In coordination with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, WFP is preparing to restart food for education activities by providing a take home ration for children in food insecure areas.

02 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • Eight new Ebola cases were confirmed in March in Forest Guinea. WFP provided food and logistics response.

  • Demand for UNHAS services increased by 44 percent following the latest flare up of Ebola. More medical evacuations than planned were conducted and the demand for cargo transport grew by 175 percent. WFP needs additional USD 3.8 million for the SO to ensure continued logistics support.

Operational Updates

29 Apr 2016 description
  • There have been no new Ebola cases in either country for over 21 days. Overall, during the last flare-up there have been seven confirmed cases and three probable cases in Guinea as well as three confirmed cases in Liberia. Two cases (a child and an adult) in Guinea survived and have been discharged. Two cases (both children) in Liberia are now virus-free and await discharge. All four cases were treated with the trial drug Z-MAPP.

29 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

In Sierra Leone, a new initiative offers classes and resources to pregnant teenage girls, who are otherwise prohibited from attending school. Meet Adama, who became pregnant during the Ebola crisis but refuses to give up on her education.

KAMABAI, Sierra Leone, 28 April 2016 – Stepping into the classroom at the WCA Primary School in Kamabai, Bombali District, you immediately notice two things – all of the students are female, and many of them are visibly pregnant.

28 Apr 2016 description

Période de recueil de données : 1 - 31 janvier 2016

CONTEXTE

Période de recueil de données : 1 - 31 janvier 2016 Dans le cadre de l’application du Règlement Sanitaire International (RSI), les pays sont tenus de déterminer rapidement les mesures de lutte nécessaires pour éviter la propagation des maladies aux niveaux national et international.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.

27 Apr 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.

  • During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.

26 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Indrias G. Kassaye

It’s been more than a decade since the students at the Harry C Primary school in Masorie, Sierra Leone, were able to drink from the well on school grounds. Now a UNICEF-supported rehabilitation project is bringing clean water back to schoolchildren and villagers in the community.

22 Apr 2016 description

En bref

  • Deux personnes ont été confirmées positives aux tests de diagnostic rapides de maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) le 17 mars, après les décès de trois membres de leur famille des mêmes symptômes s’apparentant à ceux de la MVE. Cet événement marque la résurgence de la maladie à virus Ebola en Guinée, près de trois mois après sa fin officielle déclarée par l’OMS.

22 Apr 2016 description

NEWS

  • On February 25, 2016, in partnership with district and health authorities of Boké, the WHO and the Red Cross, IOM officially launched the community eventbased surveillance activities in the region.

  • From Friday the 26th to Monday the 29th, IOM organized a training session on Health Emergency Management (HEM) for health officials in the region of Boké.

21 Apr 2016 description

By Naoko Ishibashi, IFRC

“When you push it and squeeze it, then if it cracks, it means the cocoa beans are dried well.”

Dominic Moiwo scoops up a handful of cocoa beans from the heap of beautifully browned beans which have been spread out to dry in the sun in front of his store in eastern Sierra Leone. With a little imagination, one can see how these fragrant beans can be processed into delicious sweet chocolate.

21 Apr 2016 description

21 AVRIL 2016 | GENÈVE – Lors de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination 2016, organisée du 24 au 30 avril, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS)  met en lumière certaines avancées récentes dans la couverture vaccinale et décrit de nouvelles mesures que les pays peuvent prendre pour _« Combler les lacunes en matière de vaccination »_ et atteindre les cibles mondiales fixées pour 2020.