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27 Nov 2014 description

11/27/2014 - 20:49 GMT

Canada will send 40 military medics to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, officials said Thursday while also encouraging Canadian health care workers to join the fight.

Health Minister Rona Ambrose said an estimated 350 international care workers and specialists are needed at Ebola treatment centers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

These countries are facing a shortage of doctors and nurses, as well as psychologists, water and sanitation engineers, and infection prevention and control staff, she said.

27 Nov 2014 description

Morocco has dispatched royal donations to Sierra Leone and Liberia in support of international efforts aiming to stem the spread of the Ebola virus.

Upon HM King Mohammed VI's instructions, Morocco has dispatched royal donations to the republics of Sierra Leone and Liberia, the Health Ministry said in a statement.

27 Nov 2014 description

Abu Dhabi 27 November 2014: The UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) signed an agreement today with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to support the UNICEF Ebola Outbreak Response through providing the necessary humanitarian assistance.

27 Nov 2014 description

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• A man from Boesan Town who had attended a funeral in Bendaja Town, Porkpa Distict died but infected several members of his family who are now admitted at Island Clinic and MOD1

27 Nov 2014 description

Les résultats préliminaires de récentes évaluations sur l’impact de la maladie à virus Ebola sur la sécurité alimentaire en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone – les trois pays les plus affectés par l'épidémie – ont récemment été mis à disposition. La principale conclusion est qu’en 2014, le virus Ebola est le choc principal qui a touché le secteur agricole de ces trois pays.

27 Nov 2014 description

The preliminary results of recent impact assessments on food security of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – the three countries most affected by the Ebola virus disease outbreak – were recently made available. The key finding is that Ebola is the main shock that has affected the agricultural sector in 2014 in these three countries.

27 Nov 2014 description
report Guardian

In the hardest hit counties, the role of community leaders is key in preventing the marginalisation of survivors of the virus

Harold Aidoo in Monrovia

27 Nov 2014 description

Paris, le 27 novembre 2014

Avec la fermeture de nombreuses structures sanitaires et le manque de personnel médical, les enfants atteints de malnutrition font partie des victimes collatérales de l'épidémie d'Ebola qui sévit au Libéria depuis le mois d'Avril. Quant à ceux qui survivent au virus, ils sont extrêmement vulnérables et nécessitent d'être pris en charge dès leur sortie des centres de traitement Ebola.

27 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

English.news.cn | 2014-11-26 02:24:59 | Editor: yan

MONROVIA, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The construction of a 100-bed Ebola treatment center in Monrovia funded by the Chinese government was completed on Tuesday.

During the dedication ceremony, Cui Li, the head of the Chinese delegation and Vice Minister of China's National Health and Family Planning Commission, said her country cherishes the relationship with Liberia and this trend was a driving force for commencing the project which was finished within a month since approved by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

27 Nov 2014 description

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps has announced that two patients, both Liberian healthcare workers, were released Monday from the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU). Both patients have recovered from Ebola and are virus-free.

Stanley Sayonkon, a 42-year-old nurse, and Mark Tate, a 43-year-old clinic records specialist, were admitted to the MMU, a 25-bed field hospital constructed by the U.S. Department of Defense, earlier this month and were successfully treated for Ebola. The MMU’s mission is to care for health care workers who become infected with Ebola.

26 Nov 2014 description


  • On November 21, U.N. Secretary General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon requested that U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Tony Banbury establish a U.N. support mission in Mali.

  • On November 21, USAID/OFDA-procured personal protective equipment (PPE) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, with a second shipment in-transit and expected to arrive on November 28. Together, the two shipments contain approximately 107,000 PPE sets.

26 Nov 2014 description
report Direct Relief

Another wave of aid supplies to help save lives in areas affected by the Ebola crisis left Direct Relief’s headquarters this week, bound for Sierra Leone and Liberia.

The shipments – valued at $4.8 million (wholesale) – contain items urgently requested by health workers in the field such as gloves, soap, IV fluids, and the antibiotic ciprofloxacin to help treat secondary bacterial infections.

The supplies are headed for Last Mile Health and ELWA Hospital in Liberia and Medical Research Centre (MRC) and Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone.

26 Nov 2014 description


  • There have been 15 935 reported cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), with 5689 reported deaths.

  • 600 cases were reported in the three most-affected countries in the past week.

  • Case incidence is stable in Guinea, stable or declining in Liberia, but may still be increasing in Sierra Leone.

  • Uncertainties in data preclude firm conclusions about progress towards UNMEER goals.

26 Nov 2014 description

Last week, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine launched the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform (ERAP), in partnership with the Institute of Development Studies and the University of Exeter. The platform is an online resource to help health workers work more effectively with local communities.

Improving evidence and understanding of Ebola