UN Health Agency Responds to Ebola Spike By Deploying Team On Guinea-Guinea Bissau Border
[UN News] The World Health Organization (WHO) today reported "a substantial increase" in the weekly total of new Ebola cases in Guinea and Sierra Leone and deployed a response team to the border with Guinea Bissau because of its proximity to a recent cluster of cases in a neighbouring Guinean prefecture.
Nigeria, Seven Others to Begin Ebola Vaccine Trial
[Guardian] Abuja -Nigeria is one of eight African countries where clinical trials of a vaccine for the Ebola virus disease will soon commence. The others are Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cameroun, Ghana, Mali and Senegal.
New Ebola Cases Spike in Guinea and Sierra Leone
[Al Jazeera] Guinea and Sierra Leone have reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, providing a reminder that the virus "will not go quietly", a top World Health Organization official said.
35 New Ebola Cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone
[NEWS] Guinea and Sierra Leone have reported 35 new Ebola cases in the past week, four times as many as the week before, in a reminder that the virus "will not go quietly", a top World Health Organization official said on Tuesday.
New Ebola Cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone Troubling
[NEWS] It Is Not a new development that Liberia has already been declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO), but what is troubling is the reality unfolding in neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone where new Ebola cases have emerged. A top WHO official has revealed that 35 new Ebola cases were reported in the past week, four times as many as the week before, reminding the subregion that the virus "will not go quietly".
Dangerous Game - Guinea's President Plays the Ethnic Card
[Atlantic Council] Two months ago, I warned that unless the international community steps up quickly to pressure the incumbent regime in Guinea to achieve a consensus with the political opposition and civil society regarding the sequencing and scheduling of the elections constitutionally required less than six months from now, the West African country's belated and fragile democracy might well prove stillborn. Last month, I noted that there were alarming signs that tribal tensions were being stoked and that, in a region wher
Nurses With Tablets and Bikers With Smartphones Join Ebola Fight
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -While health experts in laboratories globally have tried to devise ways to end the largest Ebola epidemic on record, technology experts have also been coming up with new ways to attack the virus - using smartphones and Ebola-proof tablets.
Ebola, the Executive Summary - May 18, 2015
[Ebola Deeply] To give you an overview of what's happening in the Ebola outbreak, we've organized the latest developments in a curated summary.
Enhanced Community Engagement to Bring the Ebola Outbreak to an End
[IFRC] As the sun rises in Forecariah, a town located in western Guinea, down three hours of bumpy roads from the capital, Conakry, people are already going about their daily business.
President Plays the Ethnic Card in Guinea
[Atlantic Council] Two months ago, I warned that unless the international community steps up quickly to pressure the incumbent regime in Guinea to achieve a consensus with the political opposition and civil society regarding the sequencing and scheduling of the elections constitutionally required less than six months from now, the West African country's belated and fragile democracy might well prove stillborn.
Why Did Liberia Beat Ebola Before Guinea or Sierra Leone?
[ISS] On 9 May, the World Health Organisation (WHO) made a remarkable announcement. After 14 months and 4 573 deaths, Liberia was formally declared to be free from Ebola.
The Pain of the New Normal - Guinea After Ebola
[IRIN] Gueckedou -"Life is back to normal, but everything has changed," said 30-year-old Yawa Keterine Camara as she slowly stirred a boiling cauldron of sauce outside her mud-brick home in southeastern Guinea. "I live again like before, but nothing is quite the same."
Communicating in a Crisis Like Ebola: Facts and Figures
[SciDev.Net] Ebola's challenges hold lessons for other health emergencies. Elizabeth Smout examines what worked, and what didn't.
Ebola and Future Health Crises - the Role of the G7
[Chatham House] David Heymann and a number of Chatham House authors also contributed to a special issue of The Lancet that explores different perspectives on the wider lessons that can be drawn from the Ebola outbreak.
Ex-Coup Leader Exiled in Burkina Faso Announces Candidacy for President
[AEP] Guinea's former junta leader, Moussa Dadis Camara, on Monday, announced his candidacy for the upcoming presidential poll during a press conference in Ouagadougou. He has been in exile in Burkina Faso since 2010.
USAID Associate Administrator Eric Postel to Visit Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
[USAID] Washington, DC -U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Eric Postel will visit Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone May 13-20. His trip will focus on USAID's development assistance supporting post-Ebola recovery efforts in West Africa.
Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia Must Turn Ebola Crisis Into a Blessing in Disguise
[Concord] Now that the Ebola virus disease pandemic has stopped spreading, the challenge for the affected nations is to rebuild their devastated communities. Just as Europe did after World War Two, this should provide an opportunity for widespread rehabilitation and regeneration
Ebola Down but Not Out
[AfricaFocus] "The [Ebola] epidemic is at its lowest but not over yet. The recent weeks have seen an important decrease in new confirmed Ebola cases across West Africa. Liberia is now close to being declared Ebolafree on 9 May, while Sierra Leone and Guinea are finally getting close to zero. However, the outbreak is not over until it's over at the regional level." - Doctors without Borders, May 6 update
Human Emotion Is the Variable in the Ebola Crisis
[Al Jazeera] When cases of Ebola were first reported in March 2014, signalling the start of an epidemic that would kill thousands of West Africans, WHO experts were convinced it would be only a matter of time before medical authorities would contain the disease. We were wrong.
Clergyman Wants Support for Guinea, Sierra Leone
[NEWS] The General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church of Liberia, Rev. P. Fahn Kollie, Sr. is calling on the government and people of Liberia to give every support to Guinea and Sierra Leone in their fight against the Ebola virus.