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The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 565th meeting held on 17 December 2015, received a briefing on the Ebola situation and post-Ebola socio-economic recovery efforts in the three most affected countries in West Africa, namely, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
VOICE (Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies) is the main NGO interlocutor on EU humanitarian affairs and brings together 84 NGOs. One of the main priorities of the network is to monitor funding for humanitarian aid and to use its collective influence to ensure NGOs’ expertise and experience are heard and brought into the relevant fora.
- No cases of Ebola viral haemorrhagic fever and Marburg haemorrhagic fever infections were reported in EU/EEA countries in 2015.
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ELECTIONS DECALEES AU 30 DECEMBRE
Les élections présidentielle et législatives qui devaient se tenir le 27 décembre auront désormais lieu le 30 décembre. La nouvelle date a été annoncée le 24 décembre par les autorités électorales nationales, qui ont déclaré que plus de temps était nécessaire pour régler certains problèmes de logistique et compléter la formation des agents électoraux. Un éventuel second tour est prévu le 31 janvier 2016.
In a letter dated 23 December 2013 (S/2013/759), the President of the Security Council informed me of the Council’s concurrence with my recommendation that the mandate of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) be extended until 31 December 2016, and requested that I report to the Council every six months on the implementation of the mandate.
Dakar, 29 décembre 2015 (IRIN) - L’Afrique de l’Ouest a connu une année 2015 en dents de scie, avec l’apparition, la disparition et le retour d’Ebola. Mais aujourd’hui, après deux années de lutte contre le virus mortel, la région semble enfin être exempte d’Ebola. Aucun des trois pays les plus touchés – la Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone – n’a connu de cas actif depuis la mi-novembre.
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:01 GMT
Author: Tom Esslemont
LONDON, Dec 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - There's one prediction for 2016 that most aid workers can make with confidence - that the new year will usher in rising humanitarian needs.
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GENEVA ¦ 29 December 2015 -- Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified quickly before they can spread to other people.
On 18 December 2015, Sierra Leone observed the day of Recognition of Ebola workers. The day was celebrated as a national holiday. A ceremony, hosted by H.E. President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, was held to mark the event and attended by UNICEF, international partners, the diplomatic community and local representatives. UNICEF Sierra Leone was awarded a gold medal for services rendered during the Ebola response.
29 décembre 2015 | Genève - L’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) déclare aujourd’hui la fin de la transmission de la maladie à virus Ebola en République de Guinée. Quarante-deux jours se sont écoulés depuis que le dernier cas confirmé a donné un deuxième test négatif. La Guinée entre maintenant dans une période de surveillance renforcée de 90 jours afin de pouvoir identifier rapidement tout cas nouveau et empêcher ainsi la propagation du virus.
By Jennifer Lazuta
DAKAR, 28 December 2015 (IRIN) - The past year has been a roller coaster ride for West Africa, with Ebola coming and going and coming and going, and then coming once again. But now, after nearly two years battling the deadly virus, the region finally seems to be Ebola-free. None of the three countries most affected – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – has had an active case since mid-November.
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Freetown, Dec. 22, 2015 (MOHS) – DFID Ebola Team Leader, Lee Ferguson has handed over the 100 Beds Moyamba Ebola Treatment Centre site manned by Medicos Del Mundo to the Moyamba District Health Management Team at a ceremony held at Kayamba Chiefdom, Moyamba district.
Handing over the facility, DFID Team Leader, Lee Ferguson commended the people of Moyamba for the warm reception accorded them during their stay in the district.
Freetown, Dec. 22, 2015 (MOHS) – The President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has officially launched the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Lessons Learnt Report at the Miatta Conference Hall, Youyi Building, Freetown.
The Result came out from a study initiated and conducted by the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), with support from FAO, Focus 1000, UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOCHA, UN Women, WFP and WHO.
The following syndromes have been flagged:
Acute Fever and Rash: Palau Diarrhoea: Solomon Islands
Acute Fever and Rash
Three cases reported from Palau were diagnosed as varicella zoster.
Solomon Islands: Outbreak continues; there is a decrease in the weekly number of cases reported.
Ebola Virus Disease
Looking back at 2015 and ahead at 2016: a wrap-up of the year shows fewer cases in fewer places than ever before. The report on the status of polio eradication to WHO's Executive Board also summarizes the progress on the Polio Endgame Plan, and on Resolution WHA68.3, adopted by the World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2015.