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Study on Public Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Relating to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Prevention and Medical Care in Sierra Leone

New Report Shows Ebola Misconceptions and Stigma Persist in Sierra Leone

October 1, 2014 by Jim Stipe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Kim Pozniak
Catholic Relief Services
410-951-7281
kim.pozniak@crs.org

IN SENEGAL:
Michael Stulman
+221 77 333 4231
michael.stulman@crs.org

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Statement attributable to Hanaa Singer, UNICEF representative in Syria [EN/AR]

Damascus, 1 October 2014 – “Today’s double vehicle-born bombing close to Akrama Al Makhzomi Elementary School in the Akrama neighbourhood of Homs city was a despicable act against innocent children.

“At least 17 people were killed and more than 40 were injured. Many of the casualties were children who were leaving the school after classes.

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UNICEF Guinea: Ebola Situation Report, 26 September 2014

Highlights

  • As of 23 September 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 1074 cases and 648 deaths.

  • 178 children (0-18 years) are among the cases (140 confirmed, 30 probable, 8 suspected). Of the total cases, 112 children have died according to the Guinean Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.

  • This week UNICEF reached 71,818 households (486.307 people including 169,937 children) through door to door campaigns.

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World + 3 others
Ebola Virus Disease: Waste Management Guidance

A guidance note on how to handle infected waste and apply waste treatment control measures in the fight against ebola transmission.

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In Nigeria, battling the stigma of Ebola

By Patrick Moser

As the West African Ebola outbreak continues to spread, its impact on families and communities is becoming more pronounced. UNICEF announced that at least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak, and many of them are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection.

JOBS

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UNICEF SOMALIA VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT REF: UNICEF-SOM/2014/041:TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR) - RESILIENCE PROGRAMME CONSULTANT

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2014 UN Children's Fund

Title:Resilience Programme Consultant Category and Grade Level:L2/NOB Equivalent Type of Contract: Special Service Agreement Length Of Contract:11 months Organization Unit: Social Policy, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation Duty Stations: Nairobi Date of Issue: 30th September 2014 Closing date of application Application: 13th October 2014

Background and purpose

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Consultancy: Developing country fact sheets on Pneumonia and Diarrhoea using the GAPPD framework

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Closing date: 12 Oct 2014 UN Children's Fund

The Young Child Survival and Development, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, is seeking an individual consultant to prepare country factsheets on “Pneumonia and Diarrhea” using the Global Action Plan on Pneumonia and Diarrhoea (GAPPD) framework for East Asia and Pacific Regional Office.

Scope of Work:

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Evaluation of UNICEF’s Response and Programme Strategies to the Crisis in the Central African Republic

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2014 UN Children's Fund

UNICEF is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified individuals or institutions to conduct an independent evaluation of UNICEF’s response and programme strategies to the crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). The evaluation is planned to be commissioned by the UNICEF Evaluation Office and to be undertaken between November 2014 and February 2015 with a view to help inform UNICEF CAR 2015/2016 programming and the Level 3 (L3) transition strategy at the end of the L3 period in December 2014.

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CONSULTANT INTERNATIONAL POUR L’ELABORATION DE LA NOUVELLE POLITIQUE NATIONALE DE SANTE DU BURUNDI

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2014 UN Children's Fund

CONTEXTE ET JUSTIFICATION

Le Burundi, à travers le Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la lutte contre le SIDA (MSPLS), a organisé en 2004 avec l’appui de ses Partenaires Techniques et Financiers (PTF), les Etats Généraux de la Santé qui ont permis de dégager le diagnostic du secteur. Ce dernier a permis d’élaborer la Politique Nationale de Santé (2005-2015).