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Ebola Update: ADRA & GlobalMedic send second shipment to Liberia and Sierra Leone

By Michael Rohm, ADRA International

On October 8, ADRA International, in partnership with GlobalMedic and ADRA Canada, will send containers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Cooper Hospital in Liberia and Waterloo Hospital in Sierra Leone. The shipment includes:

•700,000 facemasks
•97,000 isolation gowns
•45,000 splash shields
•100 Tyvek isolation suits

This follows up the partnership’s most recent shipment of $92,000 in equipment and supplies to Cooper Hospital and the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

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Liberia: Ebola Outbreak - Population Density by District (01 October 2014)

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Map shows the Population density per km2 with major populated places. Population figures are based on 2008 Census carried out by Government of Liberia.

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IFRC Secretary General reinforces Red Cross and Red Crescent role in preserving dignity and calls for support in Ebola outbreak at UN General Assembly

Global efforts to fight the worsening Ebola outbreak have fallen short, Secretary General of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Elhadj As Sy reiterated to world leaders at a special session convened by the UN Secretary General on the margins of the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate.

More than two dozen world leaders participated in the meeting, including United States President Barak Obama and Guinean President Alpha Condé. Presidents Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone joined by teleconference.

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West Africa - Ebola Outbreak, Fact Sheet #1, Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (as of 1 October, 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • To date, U.S. Government (USG) funding for the West Africa EVD outbreak has surpassed $111 million.

  • USAID and the U.S. Department of State are providing a $10 million grant to support an African Union (AU) medical mission responding to the EVD outbreak.

  • The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) has mobilized nearly 200 volunteers to deliver EVD prevention messages in densely-populated areas of the capital city of Freetown, aiming to reach 500,000 people by early October.

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AfDB, West African countries sign US $152 million Fight Back Ebola Programme

The President of the African Development Bank Group and representatives from Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire on October 1, 2014 in Abidjan signed loan and grant agreements worth US $152 million to fight back the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

The signing ceremony took place immediately after the Fight Back Ebola Budget Support Programme was approved earlier in the morning by the AfDB Group Board of Directors, in recognition of the urgent need for liquidities of the concerned countries.

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Liberia's Sirleaf sees signs of Ebola 'stabilisation'

10/01/2014 20:50 GMT

PARIS, October 1, 2014 (AFP) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Wednesday the Ebola outbreak that has devastated her country was showing signs of stabilising as the official death toll rose again.

"We are beginning to see stabilisation, even in Monrovia which has been hit the hardest, we are beginning to see a slowdown in the numbers of people reporting to a treatment centre," Sirleaf told France 24 news channel.

"That's something that tells us... that we are finally on the road to solving this."

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La BAD et 4 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest signent les accords d’un programme de riposte contre Ebola à hauteur de 152 millions USD

Le président du Groupe de la Banque africaine de développement et les représentants du Libéria, de la Sierra Leone, de la Guinée et de la Côte d’Ivoire ont signé, le 1er octobre 2014, des accords de prêt et de don d’un montant de 152 millions de dollars US pour contrer la crise d’Ebola qui fait rage en Afrique de l’Ouest.

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UN Ebola Crisis Centre: External Situation Report, 1 October 2014

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • SRSG Banbury holds a press briefing announcing plans for tangible impact within 60 days

  • UNICEF expresses concern for at least 3,700 children who have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the onset of the recent outbreak in West Africa

  • U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention confirms first case of Ebola in the U.S

  • To date, 25.7 per cent of the USD 988 million identified in OCHA’s Overview is received

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Liberia Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak (1 October 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Experimental Ebola vaccines: outcome of a WHO expert consultation 1 October

WHO Consultation on Ebola vaccines: beyond phase 1 clinical trials

From 29–30 September, WHO organized an expert consultation to assess the status of work to test and eventually license two candidate Ebola vaccines. More than 70 experts, including many from affected and neighbouring countries in West Africa, attended the event.

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Facing Death, Six Days a Week

MORGANA WINGARD

What do you say to a mother who just lost her child? To a neighbor who just lost her best friend? How do you comfort them before you carry away the body of their loved one in a black bag in the back of a dark green pick-up truck? Varbah Dolley faces these scenarios six days a week. Varbah is tough – like most Liberian women who have lived through two civil wars. She is now fighting another a war, against an enemy she can’t see.

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WFP West Africa Ebola Response Situation Report #6, 30 September 2014

3 pillars of WFP support:

  1. Delivering food alongside the health re-sponse;

  2. Ensuring the movement of partner staff and materials; and

  3. Providing common services and infrastruc-ture support for health partners.

In numbers

To date, in the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone:

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The EU response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

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With more than 6500 people infected and well over 3000 dead at the time of writing, the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is undoubtedly the worst in history. In addition, the indications are, unfortunately, that these shocking figures are vast underestimates. So far, the countries affected are Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone

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Liberia, FAO and WFP start Rapid Food Security Assessment

Rapid field assessment mission on food security and livelihoods to Liberia’s 15 counties is part of efforts to mitigate any food insecurity at the community level following the outbreak of Ebola.

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Special Representative of the UN Secretary General arrives in Accra to establish the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response Headquarters

ACCRA, GHANA, 30 September 2014 – As the number of patients with Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone surpassed 6500 with more than 3000 deaths, the United Nations is increasing the momentum to curb the spread of the disease. The Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr. Anthony Banbury, arrived in Accra Monday 29 September to head the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), which will join governments and international partners to respond to the Ebola outbreak.

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UN Ebola Crisis Centre: External Situation Report 30 September 2014

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HIGHLIGHTS

• UNMEER SRSG Banbury and team arrive in Accra

• UNMEER advance team in Guinea meets with UNCT and Minister for International Cooperation

• Recently opened humanitarian air - bridge in Dakar results in strained capacity at Dakar airport

• China provides financial support to Ghana for its Ebola preparedness plans

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West Africa Situation Report No. 01, September 30, 2014

Highlights:

  • Two patients admitted to the Bong County Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Liberia, have recovered very well and have received negative test results.
    They were released on Monday, 29 September.

  • As of 28 September, the Bong County ETU has admitted 41 patients. To date, 10 patients have died, nine have been discharged, and 22 are currently receiving care. The International Medical Corps ambulance team has picked up a total of 22 patients.