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12 Mar 2017 description

Keynotes and Events of Public Health Significance

  • 99.7% completeness in reporting from all Districts.

  • 99.7% reporting timeliness from health facilities.

  • Five positive cases of measles received from the National Reference Laboratory.

  • One death in a suspected case of human exposure to animal bites.

  • Increased surveillance due to ongoing outbreaks of measles and Yellow fever in Guinea and rubella in Sierra Leone.

09 Jul 2015 description

I. Overview

The Ebola outbreak has substantially stunted development progress in the three countries. As shown in Box 1, the real growth rates in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) forecast for 2014 dropped in Guinea to an estimated 1.1 percent from 4.5 percent, in Liberia to an estimated 0.7 per cent from 5.9 percent, and in Sierra Leone to an estimated 7.1 percent from 11.3 percent.

04 Feb 2015 description

Ministry of Health School re-opening postponed, but work continues on making schools safe.

23 Jan 2015 description

Stopping Ebola requires everyone doing their part.

04 Dec 2014 description

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf received the United Nations Systems Coordinator for Ebola virus disease, David Nabarro, at her Foreign Ministry office. He was accompanied by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General to Liberia, Karen Landgren and the Representative of World Health Organization - Liberia, Peter Graff.

19 Oct 2014 description

Sunday, 19th October 2014

Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is again pleading to countries around the world to join the fight against the Ebola virus disease.

“This is a fight in which the whole world has a stake,” the Liberian leader cautioned; adding that this disease respects no borders. “The damage it is causing in West Africa, whether in public health, the economy or within communities – is already reverberating throughout the region and across the world.”

01 Aug 2014 description
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Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan
Annex 1 - WHO Strategic Action Plan for Ebola Outbreak Response
Annex 2 - Planned Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic in Guinea
Annex 3 - Liberia Operational Plan for Accelerated Response to Re-occurrence of Ebola Epidemic
AnAnnex 4 - Sierra Leone Accelerated Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response Plan

At the beginning of the outbreak in Guinea and Liberia, this event was graded as a Level 2 based on the Emergency Response Framework (ERF). On 24 July 2014, the Director-General took the decision, based on the ongoing severity of the outbreak and a report of a case travelling from Liberia to Nigeria, to re-grade the event as a Level 3. In the ERF, a Level 2 event means WHO provides moderate support to the affected countries. With the re-grading to Level 3, WHO’s response is now consider substantial and additional resources must be mobilized.

01 Oct 2012 description

Thursday, 27th September 2012

New York, U.S.A. - “Women continue to play a major role in the efforts for peace. Women continue to be those peace builders; continue to promote the environment that enables all citizens to search for peace, maintain peace and use the security that peace brings to be able to join in the processes of development that will touch the lives and change the condition of humankind,” President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said.