- In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in Guinea. The outbreak subsequently spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali.
- 1 Aug 2014: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia launched a joint US$ 100 million response plan.
- 8 Aug 2014: WHO declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
- 28 Aug 2014: WHO issued a "roadmap" to scale up the international response.
- 19 Sep 2014: UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) established.
- 17 Oct 2014: WHO declared Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 20 Oct 2014: WHO declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 19 Jan 2015: WHO declared Mali free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 21 Jan 2015: Updated Overview of Needs and Requirements for Jan-Jun 2015 launched.
- 8 May 2015: WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission.
- Latest WHO Ebola response roadmap - Interactive map journal
- UNMEER Situation Reports
Appeals & Funding
- Ebola Outbreak: Updated Overview of Needs and Requirements for Jan-Jun 2015
- Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan in West Africa
- Ebola Outbreak West Africa: FAO Regional Response Programme (Oct 2014-Sep 2015)
- Business Engagement Guide - In-kind Donations and Direct Engagement
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%.
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.
253 Progress towards polio eradication worldwide, 2014–2015
259 How Liberia reached zero cases of Ebola virus disease
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
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.
- Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 3,572
- 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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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.
Sixty-ninth Session, 40th Meeting (AM)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.