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IOM Guinea Ebola Response - Situation Report (5 to 25 February, 2016)

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  • Between February 5 and 8, 2016, The Chief of Mission of IOM Guinea went to the forest region to visit IOM’s sub-office newly installed in the region, Points of entry that are being built by IOM and meet local authorities.

  • Between February 8 and 11, 2016, IOM organized a training workshop for agents of community talks in Boke, in partnership with the Red Cross, WHO and Unicef.

  • Between February 8 and 12, 2016, IOM supported the Health Department of the town of Conakry (DSVCO) in developing Operational Action Plans over carrying for Ebola survivors.

Situation of the Ebola Virus Disease after its resurgence in Sierra Leone

Since confirmation of two EVD cases on January 14 and 20 in neighboring Sierra Leone, all contacts linked to those cases had completed follow-up by 11 February 2016, according to the WHO Situation Report of 17 February. Efforts to locate several untraced contacts in the district of Kambia in Sierra Leone continued until 24 February. If no further cases are detected, transmission linked to this cluster of cases will be declared to have ended on 17 March.

After the Ebola Virus Disease reappeared in Sierra Leone, Guinean authorities decided to strengthen health surveillance activities at the country’s borders with Sierra Leone. IOM remains a key partner in implementing these activities. Following the Government’s request, IOM systematically screens all people going through the 48 official and non-official Points of entry along the border.

No new case has been reported in Guinea since the official end of the epidemic was declared by WHO.

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