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25 May 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Poor youth, the elderly and widows were those who benefited from a recent shipment of rice-meals thanks to an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit Christian organization committed to “feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit.” More than 900 people in Sierra Leone have access to better nutrition thanks to this donation.

24 May 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

The disaster and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date

16 May 2017 description

Avant-propos

La politique belge en matière de développement international subit de profondes transformations.
Dans l’élan des Objectifs de développement durable, nous définissons dans de nombreux domaines une nouvelle approche et endossons un leadership international, avec pour mot d’ordre l’innovation.
La Belgique joue un rôle de premier plan dans le domaine de la numérisation et du développement. Sous son impulsion, l’Union européenne a décidé d’accorder désormais une place de choix aux technologies numériques dans le cadre de sa politique de développement.

16 May 2017 description
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Preface

The Belgian international development policy is undergoing a complete transformation. Under the impulse of the Sustainable Development Goals we opt in many different fields for a new approach and for international leadership. Innovation is the key word in this context.

11 May 2017 description

The West African Ebola outbreak that took the World by surprise may have been over, going on two years now, but those the virus infected and survived are still struggling with many health and socio-economic challenges. The disease may no longer be present in the region, but affected persons and communities are yet to get over the nightmare and move on with life. The World may no longer view Ebola as imminent threat to life, but those who lost their loved ones are still mourning and psychologically traumatized in the aftermath.

10 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Preface

Through much of 2014 and into 2015, the international community witnessed an outbreak of Ebola virus disease in parts of West Africa that was unprecedented in scale, severity and complexity. The toll in illness and death was severe: more than 28,000 people were infected and more than 11,000 died. Some 16,000 children lost parents or caregivers to Ebola.

The impact of the outbreak went far beyond those grim figures. The three most-affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – were ill-equipped to respond.

09 May 2017 description

«Le monde est bien mieux préparé s’il devait y avoir une nouvelle flambée d’Ebola», a déclaré aujourd’hui le Dr Margaret Chan, Directeur général de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé, lors d’un évènement célébrant la contribution des gouvernements et des populations des 3 pays les plus touchés pour endiguer l’épidémie d’Ebola en 2014-2015.

08 May 2017 description

Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 08.05.2017: The Government of Sierra Leone has asked for the the support of Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in agricultural development, road construction and Post-Ebola recovery plan. The President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Earmest Bai Koroma disclosed this when he received the President of IsDB, Dr. Bandar Hajjar at the Royal Guest House in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

08 May 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred and six public health events were reported across the country

  • 99% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 99% reporting timeliness from health facilities

  • Three confirmed measles cases from Montserrado and Nimba Counties

  • 21 cases of unexplained cluster of illness including 12 deaths in Sinoe and Montserrado Counties

04 May 2017 description

Today the Government of Sierra Leone and its partners launched a new five-year Strategy for Human Resources for Health (2017-2021). Through investments in the health workforce, the Strategy will support the country to improve the quality of its health services and ensure it is better placed to respond to current and emerging health needs.

04 May 2017 description

Dr Margaret Chan
Director-General of the World Health Organization

Conakry, Guinea
4 May 2017

Excellencies, honourable ministers, ladies and gentlemen,

I have come here to thank the governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, your health care workers, scientists and your people for triumphing over the Ebola outbreak that so severely devastated your countries for so long. I also thank your international partners for their support and collaboration.

04 May 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred ninety-seven public health events were reported across the country

  • Thirteen confirmed cases of Measles reported from two counties

  • 98% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 98% reporting timeliness from health facilities

03 May 2017 description
report ALNAP

Executive Summary

This paper explores the urban-specific challenges of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa, focusing specifically on community engagement. In doing so, it identifies learning to take forward into future urban public health crises. Key points made in the paper are as follows:

• Communication and engagement are broad terms to describe a variety of ways in which crisis affected people can be involved in a response.

03 May 2017 description

Zero Ebola-related fatalities documented among the 59,000 sponsored children and family members supported by World Vision during the outbreak.

Summary

02 May 2017 description
report ALNAP

Executive Summary

The West African Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014/15 posed a number of urban-specific challenges to humanitarians responding to the crisis. One of these related to controlling the rapid spread of the disease across the urban landscape. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone used quarantine at various points, which was by and large ill received, particularly in urban centres. This paper focuses specifically on the use of quarantine in urban environments during the humanitarian response to the Ebola Crisis.

24 Apr 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • One hundred twenty-four public health events were reported across the country

  • Four confirmed cases of Measles reported from Montserrado County

  • One confirmed Bloody diarrhea case reported from Rivercess County

  • One confirmed case of Lassa fever reported from Bong County

  • 98% completeness in reporting from health facilities

  • 91% reporting timeliness from health facilities

23 Apr 2017 description
report Voice of America

MONROVIA, LIBERIA — Drawn-out deaths. Communities torn apart. Survivor's guilt. Patrick Fallah says his memories of the days when the Ebola virus swept through Liberia are so awful that he sometimes has trouble focusing on the present.

23 Apr 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Eric Osoro, Medical Epidemiologist, Washington State University

It’s 18 months since Sierra Leone was declared Ebola free after a two-year outbreak that left 4,000 people dead.