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13 Oct 2015 description

KEY FINDINGS

  • Recovery and preparedness: Adapt and strengthen the chronically weak health systems to be able to face current and future challenges, as well as addressing preparedness and contingency plans.

  • Sustaining community engagement: Build upon the current community engagement response models to better face future threats, as part of preparedness and recovery plans.

07 Oct 2015 description

SEATTLE – Oct. 7, 2015 -- It’s been nearly a year since philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen pledged $100 million to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the single largest private gift to fight the disease. While critical progress has been made over the past year, the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak exposed significant gaps in the world’s ability to effectively respond to global health crises.

07 Oct 2015 description

SUMMARY

  • No confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported in the week to 4 October. This is the first time that a complete epidemiological week has elapsed with zero confirmed cases since March 2014. All contacts have now completed follow-up in Sierra Leone. However, over 500 contacts remain under follow-up in Guinea, and several high-risk contacts associated with active and recently active chains of transmission in Guinea and Sierra Leone have been lost to follow-up. There remains a near-term risk of further cases.

06 Oct 2015 description

Ce rapport de situation est produit avec la collaboration des organisations impliquées dans la réponse à la maladie à virus Ebola. Il remplace les précédents rapports de situation produits par UNMEER. Il s’agit d’un extrait en français du rapport régional produit par le Bureau régional OCHA pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre et l’OMS. Il couvre la période 23 septembre au 6 octobre 2015. Le prochain rapport sera publié aux environs du 20 octobre 2015.

Faits saillants

02 Oct 2015 description
report World Bank

The Annual Report is prepared by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA)--collectively known as the World Bank--in accordance with the by-laws of the two institutions. The President of the IBRD and IDA and the Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors submits the Report, together with the accompanying administrative budgets and audited financial statements, to the Board of Governors.

01 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Phase 3 response implemented in all three countries to achieve and sustain a resilient zero

  • Guinea mission to Sierra Leone builds on cross-border cooperation agreements

  • Campaign launched in Sierra Leone against the stigmatization of Ebola survivors

KEY FIGURES FOR EBOLA COUNTRIES

Population in the three countries 20.8 million
Confirmed cases 28,295
Deaths 11,295

FUNDING

01 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.

In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.

22 Sep 2015 description

This article was written by Anna R. Hurt and originally published by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on 28 May, 2015. Republished with permission.

21 Sep 2015 description

Novel technology holds potential for public health responses

A novel Ebola virus disease treatment based on three monoclonal antibodies will advance in development through an agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. of Tarrytown, New York.

18 Sep 2015 description

Introduction: Outbreak of Ebola Virus Dihe outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa was the 26th outbreak in history, but the first one to occur in West Africa and by far the most widespread and deadly outbreak of the disease. A one-year-old boy that died in Guinea in December 2013 could be identified as index case to the epidemic, but was not identified as EVD until March 2014. The disease then spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone.

18 Sep 2015 description

From a peak of over 950 confirmed cases per week at the height of the Ebola outbreak, current case counts in West Africa are the lowest in over 12 months. The geographical extent of the outbreak has been greatly reduced and since July 2015 the vast majority of cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia can be epidemiologically-linked to known chains of transmission. There is strong evidence that the strategies and tactics employed to date are working.

17 Sep 2015 description

When will customs officials at airports stop checking your temperature upon arrival from an African destination? In countries like Ethiopia, half a dozen medics in white coats check whether travellers had recently visited Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea. Admittedly, Addis Ababa hosts the headquarters of the African Union (AU), where most of Africa’s 54 member states are represented. And these officials travel a lot.