IMF Executive Board Approves U.S.$29.8 Million in Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust for Guinea
[IMF] On March 18, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a grant in an amount equivalent to SDR 21.42 million (about US$29.8 million or 20 percent of quota) in immediate debt relief under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief (CCR) Trust.1 The Executive Board's decision was taken without a meeting.2
Lowest Weekly Total of Ebola Cases in 2015 Reported, UN Health Agency Says
[UN News] The first case of Ebola in three weeks was found in Liberia, prompting heightened vigilance, while the United Nations health agency noted some improvements in Guinea, where the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Guinean Scouts held campfire sensitization sessions as part of its efforts to overcome community resistance to health interventions.
The Year of Ebola - Diary of an Epidemic
[Ebola Deeply] A year ago, on March 25, 2014, the WHO announced a "rapidly evolving" outbreak of Ebola in Guinea. It would kill at least 10,000 people, including 495 health workers. Ebola Deeply takes a deeper look back at the year of Ebola.
One Year On - Why Ebola Is Not Yet Over in Guinea
[IRIN] Conakry/Dakar -The Ebola outbreak, which was first declared by Guinea's Ministry of Health on the evening of 22 March 2014, continues to ravage the country, in large part because information campaigns have failed to bring about comprehensive changes in behavior and beliefs.
Ebola Crisis Update - 23 March 2015
[MSF] Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed more than 10,236 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting three countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Outbreaks in Mali, Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.
U.S., West African Navies Carry Out Exercise in Gulf of Guinea
[State Department] AllAfrica Editors' note: Fifty-one naval vessels from 23 nations are carrying out a joint exercise to improve security in the Gulf of Guinea. This briefing was organised by the U.S. State Department with senior American and Ghanaian naval officers:
Two Ebola Vaccines Are Being Tested in Liberia and Guinea
[PR Newswire] London -Watch Professor Adrian Hill talk about the trials the Ebola vaccine went through at the Jenner Institute, Oxford University.
One Year On - Using Words to End Ebola
[IFRC] One year ago, most of the world had never heard of Ebola virus disease, a deadly haemorrhagic fever with extremely high mortality rates. When the World Health Organization announced on 23 March 2014 that Ebola had become an epidemic, it had already killed 60 people in Guinea and was soon to spread to Liberia.
The Determination of a Red Cross Volunteer to Rid Guinea of Ebola, Despite Being Stigmatized
[IFRC] Siaka Tounkara is a long-time volunteer with the Red Cross Society of Guinea. When Ebola came to Guinea, he felt an obligation to join the Safe and Dignified Burial team. Despite being ostracized and discriminated against, Siaka continues to volunteer his time to help rid his country of the deadly disease.
Ebola and HIV - How to Change Behaviour for the Long Term
[IRIN] Nairobi -There have been no new Ebola infections in Liberia in the past three weeks, but it's still far too early to say the virus has been defeated - Liberia's borders are porous and its neighbours have been less successful in taming their outbreaks.
Why is Ebola Spiking in Guinea?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The latest spike in Guinea's Ebola cases could be a sign that aid teams are at last gaining access to hidden patients, rather than a surge of new cases, a senior World Health Organisation (WHO) official said.
The Latest On Development in Dakhla - Caitlin Dearing Scott
[Moroccan American Center] The seaside town of Dakhla played host last week to the Crans Montana Forum- a yearly gathering organized by the Swiss-based NGO to promote international cooperation and dialogue, growth and stability, and peace and security across the world. Hosted in coordination with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, this year's theme was "South-South Cooperation and the Development of Africa." Discussions focused on a range of topics unde
Highest Weekly Ebola Case Total Recorded - UN Data
[UN News] The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the highest weekly number of Ebola cases in Guinea so far this year and noted that while transmission was confined to a narrow geographically contiguous arc straddling the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone, the population is highly mobile, thus creating a challenge "to prevent the seeding of new outbreaks."
Beyond the Outbreak - What Can Ebola Crisis Teach Us?
[IRIN] London -New cases of Ebola are now tailing off in Liberia and Sierra Leone, and research scientists are racing against time to learn as much as possible about what is normally a rare disease. One of those scientists is Dr Jimmy Whitworth, who has just taken up a new post as professor of international public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, leading a three year project on epidemics and preparedness.
Report Shows 'Terrifying' Impact of Ebola On 9 Million Children
[UN News] Some nine million children have seen "death and suffering beyond their comprehension," and protecting them and their communities is critical in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released today.
Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea to Address CSW On Ebola Impact in West Africa
[Inquirer] Liberia along with Sierra Leone and Guinea will today, March 18, 2015, lead a joint panel discussion under the topic "Bending The Curve," at the ongoing 59th Session on the Commission of The status of Women (CSW) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, USA.
World Bank Boosts Fisheries in Mauritania and Guinea, Contributing to the Ebola Recovery
[World Bank] Washington, DC -The World Bank Group's (WBG) Board of Executive Directors today approved a total of US$22 million to strengthen the management and governance of fisheries as well as improve the handling of fish that is brought to shore in Mauritania and Guinea.
Ebola Could Cost Region U.S.$15 Billion Over Three Years
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -West Africa may lose up to $15 billion over the next three years due to the impact of the Ebola outbreak on trade, investment and tourism, according to a report by the United Nations.
Powerful Effects of Ebola Outbreak Felt Outside Worst-Affected Countries, UN Report Finds
[UN News] The effects of Ebola, which has infected nearly 24,000 people and killed nearly 10,000, mainly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, extend beyond the people who suffer from the virus and even beyond the borders of the worst-affected countries, says a new United Nations report released today.
Ebola - Latest Developments
[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.