Posted 28 January: The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS) has reported that two people suspected to have Ebola in the southern district of Pujehun were detected on 27 January. No further information is available on whether these two people are contacts in the recent cluster.
The Ministry of Health and Sanitation has reported that two people suspected to have Ebola in the southern district of Pujehun were detected on 27 January. No further information is available on whether these two people are contacts in the recent cluster.
Posted 04 December 2015: Two relatives who were the last patients being treated for Ebola in the country have recovered and been discharged from the treatment unit in Monrovia. However over 160 contacts of these people and their relative who died from the disease last week remain under monitoring for another week.
Updated 13 December 2015: All contacts associated with the Ebola case showed no signs of any symptoms and have been released from quarantine.
International SOS, the world's leading medical and travel security services company, has deployed an Incident Response Team to Vanuatu to assist clients on the ground in the wake of Cyclone Pam.
The team, comprising of medical, security and logistics specialists, has arrived today to assess the medical and security risks and evacuation options for expatriates and travellers in Vanuatu.
They will also assess the medical support requirements following confirmation of damage to the local medical infrastructure including a hospital in the nation’s capital.
Health Risk Map 2015: Signs of improving private healthcare in Africa
• Foreign investment and new private hospitals lead to improved facilities in some parts of Africa
• Countries with improvements moving to a lower risk category include Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa
• New ‘Large Rapidly Developing Countries’ category introduced
International SOS has released Health Risk Map 2015, a tool to help organisations understand the medical risks in the markets in which they operate.
• Available as a free download
• Full access to content
• Maintained 24/7 and reviewed by experienced medical and security professionals
• Outbreak analysis and outlook from the world’s leading medical assistance group
International SOS has released a new mobile app designed to help share its medical and travel information on Ebola.
The free app is now available on iOS and Android devices. It will provide online, instant access to key sections from International SOS’ dedicated Ebola website.
Comprehensive resources regarding the Ebola outbreak are available on a dedicated website from International SOS - www.internationalsos.com/ebola. The information includes advice for individuals, travel precautions, latest updates and breaking news. The Ebola resources are downloadable and available free of charge. Among the site’s features are:
11 July 2014
• Number of June requests for advice up 400% on May
• Education toolkit made available to UN and other organisations
• Risk to business travellers is low, but vigilance required
International SOS has seen another rise in the number of requests for advice on Ebola in recent weeks.
Since 1 March, 2014 the medical and travel security group has received hundreds of requests for advice on the outbreak, which has spread to different countries in West Africa.
26 June 2014
Work has begun on the ‘IDRAM Initiative’ in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, led by the Centre for Global Health Security at Chatham House in London, managed by International SOS and funded by USAID.