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22 May 2015 description

SITUATION EPIDEMIOLOGIQUE DE LA ROUGEOLE

  • Du début de l’année à la semaine épidémiologique 20 de 2015, le système de surveillance a enregistré un cumul de 1 866 cas suspects de rougeole notifiés dans les districts sanitaires. Sept décès ont été enregistrés durant la même période avec un taux d’attaque cumulé de 10,8 pour 100 000 et une létalité cumulée de 0,4%.

22 May 2015 description

Marking the Closure of the Ebola Treatment Unit in Tubmanburg

Three weeks after the IOM-managed Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in Tubmanburg closed to patients, Bomi County local government leaders, traditional chiefs, women and religious leaders, partners, ETU staff and community members gathered to celebrate the closing. The now fully decontaminated ‘red zone’ hosted the ceremony that also brought together all the ETU’s Ebola survivors.

22 May 2015 description

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253 Progress towards polio eradication worldwide, 2014–2015

259 How Liberia reached zero cases of Ebola virus disease

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253 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite à l’échelle mondiale, 2014-2015

259 Comment le Libéria a mis fin à la flambée de maladie à virus Ebola

22 May 2015 description

Ministry of Defence scientists have been working with industry and government partners to help combat the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone.

The MOD’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has an active research programme on Ebola and has developed expertise in handling and manipulating the virus.

Dstl has supported the UK effort in West Africa by providing advice on the biological and physical aspects of the virus, as well as deploying highly skilled research scientists to the diagnostic laboratory at the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.

22 May 2015 description

DISCHARGED CASES

  • Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,572

NEW CASES

  • New Confirmed cases = 1 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 = 1, Western Area Rural = 0, Missing = 0

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CUMULATIVE CASES

22 May 2015 description
  • The cumulative weekly new cases in the three West African countries increased over the week up to 17 May, reflecting an increase in confirmed cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Six prefectures/districts in the two countries have reported new cases within the last 21 days. Liberia has been declared free of EVD transmission since 9 May.

21 May 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/4157

Sixty-ninth Session, 40th Meeting (AM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Additional $88.1 million was needed to support the “last mile” of the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the United Nations Controller told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today as delegates reiterated concern about significant resources spent to support the operation’s high-level staff positions.

21 May 2015 description

The current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD or Ebola, in West Africa is the longest and largest Ebola outbreak to date. In addition to the direct impact of deaths and infection from Ebola, the outbreak is exacerbating already weak health systems and threatening to reverse progress made in recent years improving reproductive, maternal, neonatal, adolescent, and child health (RMNCAH) in Sierra Leone.

21 May 2015 description

Le Conseil des ministres fédéral a avalisé aujourd'hui, sur proposition du vice-Premier et ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo, une nouvelle liste de quatorze pays partenaires de la Coopération belge au Développement. La liste actuelle de pays partenaires était restée inchangée depuis 2004. Deux nouveaux partenaires font leur entrée : le Burkina Faso et la Guinée. Outre la nouvelle liste de pays partenaires, le gouvernement a également déterminé les organisations partenaires internationales de la coopération multilatérale.

21 May 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2015 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$15.1 million for women and children to expand access to maternal, child health and nutrition services in Faranah and Labe, two of the poorest regions in Guinea.

21 May 2015 description
report Christian Aid

A year into Sierra Leone’s battle against the Ebola virus, the country is making progress in its journey towards recovery, although much remains to be done to ensure access to basic healthcare for the most vulnerable citizens, Christian Aid says.