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Zero Ebola-related fatalities documented among the 59,000 sponsored children and family members supported by World Vision during the outbreak.
Freetown Sierra Leone, 10 November 2015 – With no new reported cases of Ebola since the 27th of September, Sierra Leone has been officially declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) claimed the lives of 3,589 people in Sierra Leone.
"Of course a significant milestone has been reached, but Ebola has a history of resurfacing. Conscious efforts must be made by the Government and its partners to prevent its resurgence," says Leslie Scott, National Director, World Vision Sierra Leone.
Children Report Increased Exploitation, Teenage Pregnancies in Ebola-Affected Sierra Leone
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FAIRFIELD, CONN (June 17, 2015) — Children across Sierra Leone report that exploitation and violence against girls has increased during the year-long Ebola epidemic, resulting in rising cases of teenage pregnancies, according to a new report launched today by three leading aid agencies.
Sierra Leone’s Minister of Education Science and Technology, Dr. Minkailu Bah recounted that World Vision was the first Non-Governmental Organization that came to MEST rescue in its effort to ensure children’s learning during the Ebola crisis.
Pupils need practical care to deal with stress, lost confidence
World Vision fears all children won’t be able to return to school, especially girls
Some 1.7 million children return to school in Sierra Leone today after a nine-month hiatus during the Ebola epidemic, but some may be burdened by more than books and backpacks as they head to class.
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 26 March 2015—On the eve of a three-day lock-down that will quarantine some 6 million people across Sierra Leone, World Vision is urging a renewed focus on safe and dignified burials to help eradicate the virus.
Ebola Conference, Brussels, March 3rd 2015
Over 8,000 orphans in Sierra Leone face long road to recovery, says World Vision
Freetown, Sierra Leone, 2 March 2015—World Vision is urging global leaders attending the European Union High-level Conference on Ebola in Brussels tomorrow to offer increased support for children in affected West African countries. More than 8,000 children have been orphaned in Sierra Leone alone.
Key recommendations from INGOs working in Sierra Leone ahead of the High Level Conference on Ebola – March 3rd - Brussels
Caring for children orphaned by Ebola or been exposed to the disease is a tricky business. These children have to be isolated for 21 days to ensure they’re not infected and to reduce the risk of transmission to others. These children still need motherly love and care and for that it takes a brave survivor to step up to the task. Survivors of Ebola become immune to the disease, allowing them to care for these children as their parents would.
World Vision warns that efforts to contain Ebola outbreak in West Africa are being threatened by ‘unnecessary’ and ‘cumbersome’ measures imposed on volunteer medics
It is now more than a year since ‘Patient Zero’, the child in Guinea identified as being the first case that began spreading current epidemic, contracted the disease.
Magnus Conteh, Health Advisor to the World Vision Ebola Response team, said: “Yet just as real gains are being made in containing the outbreak, fresh restrictions are being imposed in the UK that will hinder the response.”
As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, leaders of Australian humanitarian agencies have issued a joint call to action for the Australian government.
“The world is fast approaching a point of no return in halting the spread of Ebola. Current estimates indicate that we could see 10,000 new cases per week by mid-December. Should global efforts at this stage fail to increase in both pace and effort, the long-term consequences in West Africa and beyond will be catastrophic,” said Marc Purcell, Executive Director of ACFID.
Ebola virus disease outbreaks have a significant impact on the wellbeing of those affected, their family, community members and the health workers treating people with Ebola.
This guide focuses on psychological first aid, which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people who can help others experiencing an extremely distressing event.
· Aid workers begin handing out cholera prevention kits containing soap, towels, hygiene items
· World Vision working with government to hit the streets of Freetown, picking up piles of garbage as part of citywide clean-up days
By World Vision staff
Sierra Leone is rolling out an ambitious programme to reduce the vast number of people in the country still dying from malaria.
On 30 November, the country's Ministry of Health launched a nationwide distribution of mosquito nets to every single household in the country.
Two weeks on, World Vision community volunteers are part of small teams going door-to-door; helping families put their nets over their beds and promoting malaria-related health messaging.
Globally, malaria kills more than 850,000 people every year - and 85 per cent of these are children …
Last year, the G8 pledged US$20 billion through 2012 to fund hunger alleviation programmes, yet no mechanism exists to track the disbursement of the funds.
As US President George Bush lobbies for the forgiveness of Iraq's debt, a new report argues the accumulated debt of 16 of the world's worst war-torn countries could be wiped away for even less.
In the midst of a constantly moving throng of refugees, 28 year-old widow Kumba Kuteh seems frozen in shock, tears running slowly down her dazed face. Her five children huddle around her for comfort and security, but Kumba will need a few minutes to recover. On one hand, she has just been reunited with her beloved younger sister, whom she hasn't seen in seven years.
The humanitarian agency World Vision said today it is deeply disturbed by the failure in international political will that left hundreds of Liberians dead in a week, with more dying daily.