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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.
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.
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.
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.
The Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations are delighted to announce the establishment of the Sierra Leone Ebola Recovery Fund (SLERF) to ensure the smooth implementation of the country’s National Ebola Recovery Strategy. The SLERF was developed and finalized with technical and financial support from the United Nations Development Programme in Sierra Leone.
In a ceremony on 18 December, UN Women was presented a Presidential Award in Sierra Leone State House in recognition of its contribution to fighting Ebola. During the ceremony 200 individuals and organizations were honored for their work to fight Ebola.
2014 and 2015 have been two years of strong mobilisation for SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL's teams, who have had to take urgent action regarding too many crises. Feedback on two years of intense campaigns.
16 et 17 Décembre 2015, Abuja, République Fédérale du Nigeria
16 and 17 December 2015, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria
1 Under the chairmanship of H.E. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chair of the Authority, the Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) held their Forty-Eighth Ordinary Session on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Session was followed by a ceremony to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of the organization.
Freetown, Dec. 16, 2015 (MOHS) – Project Hope founded in 1958 has paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to explore areas of assistance within its Post Ebola priority plan in the area of public health and maternal and child health.
Project Hope in group photo with MOHS Sr. officials: (R-L) – Second, Deputy Minister Madam Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister 11, Foday Sawi Lahai, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brima Kargbo and Project Hope President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Thomas Kenyon
La conférence de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sur le financement du secteur de l’eau et de l’assainissement vise à obtenir davantage de fonds
DAKAR, Sénégal, 15 décembre 2015 – Quelque 180 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans meurent chaque année – soit à peu près 500 par jour – en Afrique subsaharienne à cause de maladies diarrhéiques imputables au manque de services d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène (WASH), a déclaré l’UNICEF avant l’ouverture d’une conférence sur le financement du secteur à Dakar.
The international response to the Ebola outbreak was truly unprecedented, combining humanitarian and public health interventions in ways and at a scale that had never been done before. Ultimately, controlling the outbreak required the combined efforts of not only disease experts and national governments, but ordinary citizens, political and religious leaders, community workers, NGOs, U.N. agencies and even militaries.
The declaration of the end of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone brought relief to the government and citizens, after a 72 week-long outbreak that has caused over 3 500 deaths and disrupted economic and livelihood activities.
Context: Western Urban includes the oldest city and national capital Freetown and its surrounding, towns, villages and landscape. It is Sierra Leone’s major urban, economic, financial, cultural, educational and political center. The city's economy revolves largely around its final natural harbour, which is the largest natural harbour on the continent of Africa. The Freetown peninsula consists of three roughly parallel ranges of highlands that are narrow but extend about 30 km south of Freetown.
Context: Kailahun is a district in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. Its capital and largest city is Kailahun town. Other major towns in the district include Segbwema, Koindu, Pendembu and Daru. Kailahun district is subdivided into fourteen chiefdoms. The border of the district with Guinea is formed by a section of the Moa River. The population in the district is predominantly Muslim. Kailahun has a mixed economy with small-scale mining and agricultural production of coffee, cacao and rice.