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02 Mar 2018 description


16 Oct 2017 description

We can combat global hunger and malnutrition, but it takes a holistic approach to ensure long-lasting impact

World hunger is on the rise. Today, nearly one in 10 people around the world suffer from hunger.

The solution to combatting hunger seems simple — get food to people in need when they need it. And while we have answered the call time and time again in response to crises and humanitarian need, supporting food security requires much more than filling people’s bellies.

27 Aug 2017 description

By State House Communication Unit

World Bank (W/B) Country Manager Parminder Brar on Friday 25th August, 2017, presented a technical team from World Bank to Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma at State House in Freetown.

The World Bank, which is also dubbed as the Knowledge Bank, prides itself on its characteristic extensive and in depth research and analysis to inform it's interventions across the world.

02 Mar 2017 description


• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

13 Feb 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 18 janvier 2017

Dans un rapport publié ce jour, la Cour des comptes souligne le succès du mécanisme de protection civile de l'UE, géré par la Commission européenne, en réaction aux catastrophes naturelles et aux principales épidémies récentes dans le monde.

Une coordination européenne efficace

19 Oct 2016 description

L’Institut de Médecine Tropicale (IMT) d’Anvers que soutient la Coopération belge au développement, a accueilli en septembre, environ 250 experts et spécialistes internationaux du secteur de la santé. L’objectif était de discuter des progrès réalisés face au virus Ebola au cours de la conférence internationale « 8th International Symposium on Filoviruses & 58th ITM colloquium - Ebola: 40 years after Yambuku » qui était organisée à Anvers.

13 Oct 2016 description


  • No new EVD cases reported since April 2016

  • Response actors continue to strengthen health care capacity and surveillance systems in EVD-affected countries to mitigate the impacts of future disease outbreaks

  • USG provides more than $406 million in FY 2016 humanitarian funding for EVD response activities


01 Jul 2016 description



Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)


09 Feb 2016 description


Dans le cadre de l’application du Règlement Sanitaire International (RSI), les pays sont tenus de déterminer rapidement les mesures de lutte nécessaires pour éviter la propagation des maladies aux niveaux national et international.
Les États parties au RSI doivent respecter (renforcer) les capacités requises en matière de santé publique dans les aéroports, ports et postes-frontières désignés en temps normal et lors d’événements pouvant constituer une urgence de santé publique de portée internationale (USPPI).

28 Jan 2016 description
report African Union


Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l’Union africaine (UA), en sa 570ème réunion tenue le 21 janvier 2016, a adopté la décision qui suit sur l’épidémie à virus Ebola (EVD) dans les trois pays les plus affectés de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, à savoir, la Guinée, le Libéria et la Sierra Leone:

Le Conseil,

19 Jan 2016 description

The deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history, and the first to hit epidemic levels, struck the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014, killing 11,315 people. Despite being diagnosed in March 2014, there was a slow initial response to the epidemic. This was attributed by many witnesses to our inquiry to delays in WHO sounding the alarm and declaring a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), something which WHO must carry primary responsibility for.

11 Jan 2016 description

1. Background

The Ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 in West Africa and the repercussions it had at international level have substantially changed our perception and understanding of global health security. In this context, DG SANTE, together with the Luxembourg Presidency, organised a conference on "lessons learned for public health from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa – how to improve preparedness and response in the EU for future outbreaks”.

The event took place in Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxembourg) from Monday 12 October to Wednesday 14 October 2015.

14 Dec 2015 description


Sixth modification as of 1/12/2015
In order to be able to contract the entire budget of the West Africa HIP, an amount of EUR 33 926 needs to be shifted from the Man-made disaster specific objective to the Natural disaster specific objective of financing Decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2015/01000. The total amount of the West Africa HIP remains unchanged

04 Nov 2015 description

Freetown, Nov. 2, 2015 (MOHS) – Senior officials from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, officials from WHO, DFID and the Commonwealth have concluded a four-day assessment tour in six districts to get first-hand knowledge on the level of preparedness of District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) ahead of the NERC/MOHS transition phase.

The six districts include Port Loko, Kambia, Bombali, Koinadugu, Tonkolili in the north and Kono in the east.