In an effort to mitigate EVD transmission, the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) initiated a temporary lockdown in Sierra Leone’s Northern Province on December 25.
A USAID/OFDA partner opened a new EVD treatment unit (ETU) in Liberia’s Sinje town, Grand Cape Mount County, on December 29.
Regional EVD specimen testing capacity has increased with the opening of a USG-supported laboratory in Liberia and Belgian-run laboratory in Guinea, according to the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).
En ce 30 décembre 2014, il n’existe plus aucun cas de maladie à virus Ebola au Mali. Cependant, la maladie à virus Ebola reste une menace pour le Mali, tant qu’elle n’aura pas été vaincue dans les pays de la sous- région où elle a été déclarée. C’est pourquoi, le Gouvernement appelle l’ensemble des populations, sur tout le territoire, à maintenir la vigilance en observant les règles de prévention. Les festivités de fin d’année ne doivent aucunement faire oublier les mesures d’hygiène et de précautions nécessaires à la prévention de la maladie. Pour plus d’infos cliquez sur le document.
· There have been 20 206 reported cases of Ebola virus disease, with 7905 reported deaths.
· Reported case incidence is fluctuating in Guinea and decreasing in Liberia, although Liberia reported more cases in the week ending 28 December than in the previous week.
· There are signs that the increase in incidence has slowed in Sierra Leone. However, the west of the country is still experiencing the most intense transmission of all affected countries.
· The United Kingdom has reported its first confirmed case of Ebola.
As of 28 December, the cumulative number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone is estimated to have reached 9,446 with a total of 2,392 confirmed deaths.
• As of 17 December, 11,337 children have been identified as being directly affected by the Ebola Crisis, including 5,135 children having lost one or both parents to EVD.
As of 16 December, 373 children have died from Ebola, while 575 have survived.
A new health facility (Martha shooni IDP site) from Erbil was added as a reporting site in the EWARN system during the reporting period (week 50).
All the 17 reporting sites including 7 Refugee and 10 IDP camps submitted their weekly reports on time this week, refer to figure I for details
The number of consultations increased by 0.8% from 11,492 in week 49 to 11,584 in Week 50. This brings the number of consultations recorded in the reporting sites since the EWARN system was initiated to 121,707
Moses’ family has been hard hit by Ebola. Four of his family were infected with the virus. His father and brother died, but Moses and his sister both survived. Moses was recently discharged from MSF’s Ebola management centre in Bo, Sierra Leone and made the journey back to his home village, accompanied by MSF health promoter Esmee de Jong.
The HSM is a collaborative project between OCHA, UNHCR and Right to Protection. The framework is a purposive sampling strategy which covers 38% of the raions in the five most affected oblasts. Data and analysis covered in this product covers collection period from 20-28 Nov 2014.
HIGHLIGHTS (September—October 2014)
8 Recorded Incidents
5 Assessed Incidents
118 Affected Families
822 Affected Individuals
Overview of the Programme
EBOLA OUTBREAK UPDATES---December 30, 2014
- Total Survived and Discharged Cases = 1,808
- New Confirmed cases = 65 as follows:
Kailahun = 0, Kenema = 0, Kono = 18 Bombali = 0, Kambia = 2, Koinadugu = 2, Port Loko = 8, Tonkolili = 2 Bo = 0, Bonthe = 0, Moyamba = 0, Pujehun = 0 Western Area Urban = 29, Western Area Rural = 4
31 December 2014 - The plight of thousands of people affected by the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone must not be forgotten says Christian Aid, as the first case of the deadly virus is diagnosed on British soil.
In recent weeks Christian Aid has intensified its emergency response to the crisis in Sierra Leone, where nearly 2,500 people have died and over 9,000 have been infected by the disease. The country represents nearly half of all reported cases in the current outbreak.
Par Moustapha Diallo, FICR
Alfouseyni Dicko a 35 ans. Il est marié et a quatre enfants, trois filles et un garcon. Il est volontaire à la Croix-Rouge malienne depuis 2009 et a été trés actif dans de nombreuses opérations d’urgence, apportant un soutien aux populations affectées par les crises alimentaires, le choléra, les inondations et les situations de conflit.
“Je ne peux rester les bras croisés pendant que ma communauté souffre” souligne Dicko. “La Croix-Rouge me donne l’occasion de faire une différence dans la vie des gens.”
L’opération "RIAYA" pour le renforcement de la couverture sanitaire des zones sinistrées par les intempéries et les zones rurales enclavées a permis, depuis son lancement le 15 décembre et jusqu’au 25 courant, l’organisation de 367 visites de terrain des unités médicales mobiles et de 11 caravanes médicales multidisciplinaires, avec respectivement quelque 30.925 et 7.350 prestations sanitaires fournies.
30 décembre 2014 – Les communautés sont amenées à jouer un rôle important dans l'éradication du virus Ebola de l'Afrique de l'Ouest en empêchant les foyers de l'épidémie d'atteindre une taille critique, a déclaré mardi le chef sortant de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l'action d'urgence contre Ebola (MINUAUCE), Anthony Banbury.
31 December 2014: As 2015 draws near, the children of Bomi County, Liberia, have expressed hope for the future but with a call to the world to remember that Ebola is still in West Africa.
Seven-year-old Mariama says that since the outbreak of the virus, she has been affected by the death of two of her friends and her education has been greatly disrupted by the closure of schools across the country.
Government of Sudan declared the UN Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator and the UNDP Country Director as persona non grata
Areas in the north of the Abyei area lack basic services including water, healthcare, education and civil infrastructure
The yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached an estimated 4.8 million people in Sudan.
DFID gives US$17.7 million to WFP humanitarian operations in Sudan.
Displaced people in Sudan 3.1 million
By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI
EBOLA: Kenya sent a team of 15 doctors, Uganda 14, Rwanda 7 and Tanzania 5. In terms of health workers, Kenya will deploy nearly 300, Burundi 250, Uganda 21 and Rwanda 7.
TB: In East Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania face the highest disease burden. In 2013, Kenya recorded the highest number of new cases at 89,796, followed by Tanzania with 65,732 and third Uganda with 47,650.
UNDP is set to help the Liberian government build new border posts to cut cross-border Ebola infections from Sierra Leone.
Infections in Liberia’s Eastern border region have spiked recently as tight nit cross-border communities spread the disease across the often porous border. 49 new cases have been recorded in the border county of Grand Cape Mount in December, including 12 in the past four days.