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UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) External Situation Report, 7 April 2015

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KEY POINTS

  • World Bank Group marks World Health Day with a feature story, photos and a podcast about health workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

  • Campaign of sensitization and collection of suspected EVD cases to take place in Guinea from 10 to 12 April.

  • National Coordination in Guinea raises concerns about the capacity for quick EVD diagnosis.

Key Political and Economic Developments

  1. To mark World Health Day today and World Health Worker Week (April 6 -10), the World Bank Group has posted a feature story, photos and a podcast about health workers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The story and podcast are based on interviews that were conducted during a multimedia mission to the countries a few weeks ago, and the podcast is from one interview with a laboratory technician who survived Ebola. The features are provided in the following link: Health Workers on Ebola Frontlines Serve Countries, Risk Own Lives.

  2. UNMEER SRSG Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed returned to Guinea on 05 April and will travel to Liberia later in the week.

  3. During a meeting of the National Coordination in Conakry on 02 April, it was announced that, in the context of the new emergency measures declared by President Condé, there will be a new campaign in the prefectures of Forécariah, Coyah, Dubréka, Conakry, Kindia and Boffa. The campaign, called ‘Plan de Campagne de Sensibilisation et de Ratissage des Cas Suspects de la Fievre Hemorragique Ebola’ (Campaign of Sensitization and Collection of Suspected Cases of EVD), will take place from 10 to 12 April. The main objectives of the campaign are to spread messages about the new emergency measures; to reinforce community participation in the monitoring of potential EVD cases and to identify and collect EVD suspected cases door-to-door. About 500,000 homes will be visited during the three days of the campaign, by teams composed of community