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22 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam
Management Response

This evaluation report is presented as part of the Effectiveness Review Series 2015/16, selected for review under the humanitarian response thematic area using the application of Oxfam’s Humanitarian Indicator Toolkit (HIT). The report presents the findings from the evaluation carried out in 2015 of Oxfam’s humanitarian response to the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. The first case in Sierra Leone was declared on 24 May 2014 and by the end of July 2014 the government of Sierra Leone had declared a State of Emergency.

22 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • One confirmed case of measles from Montserrado County.

  • Fourteen cases of AFP reported from eight counties.

17 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Executive Summary

Prepared over a period of one year from September 2015 to September 2016, UNICEF, in partnership with relevant agencies and governments, presents feedback and lessons learned from the Child Protection Programme during the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic response in West Africa from August 2014 to December 2015.

14 Feb 2017 description

If these 'superspreaders' had been identified and quarantined promptly, most Ebola cases could have been avoided

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, Feb 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Most people infected with Ebola in the world's worst outbreak of the deadly virus contracted it from just a tiny fraction of patients known as "superspreaders", researchers said on Tuesday.

14 Feb 2017 description

Summary

In this report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 31/29, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights describes the human rights situation in Guinea in 2016 and makes recommendations to address various human rights problems. He also provides information on the activities of the country office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Guinea and the results achieved through the technical assistance provided by the latter.

II. Main political and economic developments affecting human rights

13 Feb 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 18 janvier 2017

Dans un rapport publié ce jour, la Cour des comptes souligne le succès du mécanisme de protection civile de l'UE, géré par la Commission européenne, en réaction aux catastrophes naturelles et aux principales épidémies récentes dans le monde.

Une coordination européenne efficace

10 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP provided food to 12 Ebola Virus Disease orphan care centers in the Western Area as an interim measure to get them integrated into foster families.

  • The UN Network for Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) and Renewed Efforts Against Child Hunger and undernutrition (REACH) concluded a four day mission to Sierra Leone and met with nutrition stakeholders including donors, UN agencies, relevant Government Ministries.

Operational Updates

07 Feb 2017 description

Le mécanisme de réaction de l'UE en cas de catastrophe jugé «rapide» et «efficace»

Dans un rapport publié ce jour, la Cour des comptes souligne le succès du mécanisme de protection civile de l'UE, géré par la Commission européenne, en réaction aux catastrophes naturelles et aux principales épidémies récentes dans le monde.

Une coordination européenne efficace

06 Feb 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/180 and Security Council resolution 1645 (2005), in which the Peacebuilding Commission was requested to submit an annual report to the General Assembly for an annual debate and review. The report will also be submitted to the Council, pursuant to its resolution 1646 (2005), for an annual debate. The report covers the tenth session of the Commission, held from 1 January to 31 December 2016.

05 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

 Forty-six suspected cases of animal bites reported from ten counties.

 Six suspected cases of AFP reported from four Counties.

 Eight suspected cases of Yellow fever reported from four Counties.

 Twenty-three laboratory results received for measles with one positive case from Maryland County.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Two hundred sixty-six suspected cases of Public Health Events reported compared to one hundred twenty nine cases in week 2.

  • One hundred forty-three cases of whooping cough reported from two Counties.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • One hundred twenty-nine suspected cases of IDSR immediately reportable diseases, conditions, and events were reported across the country.

    • Compare to week 1, this represents 119% increase in the number of suspected cases reported.
  • One case of Lassa fever confirmed in Montserrado County by ELISA Antigen.

  • Unexplained cluster of deaths reported from Nana Kru Community, Dugbe River, Sinoe County.

01 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • Fifty-nine suspected cases of IDSR immediately reportable diseases, conditions, and events were reported across the country.

  • Thirteen laboratory results received for measles and all tested negative.

  • Out of the five maternal death reported from three counties, Bong County has conducted review of the death reported.

  • All cases of human exposure to animal bites received at least a dose of anti-rabies vaccine.

29 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

 Two confirmed cases of Lassa fever reported from Nimba County and response action ongoing.

 Three confirmed cases of Measles reported from Margibi, Bomi and Montserrado Counties.

 Five suspected cases of Yellow fever reported from Bomi, Grand Kru and Margibi Counties.

 One death in a suspected case of Meningitis reported from River Gee County.

27 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

Three years on from the start of the West African Ebola epidemic, lessons are still being learned. And the most surprising are not coming from the scientists, but from the affected communities themselves; about how, with hardly any help, they tackled the virus and won.

Read more on IRIN.

27 Jan 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Sophie Witter, Maria Paola Bertone, Yotamu Chirwa, Justine Namakula, Sovannarith So and Haja R. Wurie

Conflict and Health  2017  10:31  *DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0099-0*  *©  The Author(s). 2017*

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25 Jan 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Eric Delaporte, Professeur de maladies infectieuses, Inserm, université de Montpellier, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD)

19 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

A coalition of governments, philanthropists and business is pledging to put money and effort into making vaccines to stop the spread of diseases that could threaten mankind – and to prevent another outbreak as devastating as the Ebola epidemic.