Siding With Those Fighting Ebola
[UN News]The top United Nations officials leading the fight against Ebola have made an appeal for people who possess skills that are "quite rare" to join the global effort, such as those who can provide patient care, undertake contact tracing and analyze how the outbreak is evolving in remote areas of the virus-affected countries, saying that "deploying more people to the districts is our highest priority."
In a Show of Support, Hollande Visits Guinea Amid Ebola Outbreak
[Deutsche Welle]French President Francoise Hollande has become the first leader from the Western world to visit West Africa since the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease. In Guinea, he has pledged support from France.
French President Hollande Visits Ebola-Hit Guinea
[RFI]French President FranĂ§ois Hollande was to visit Guinea on Friday in solidarity for the African nation where Ebola has killed 1,200 people.
HIV/Aids - Community Models of Care Explained
[MSF]Patients want community models of care that make it easier for them to access antiretroviral drugs (ARVs). In resource-poor countries it often takes a lot of time, effort and money to collect the necessary drugs. This discourages many from continuing to take their life-long treatment.
West Africa Faces Severe Risks in 2015 As Six Countries Head to the Polls
[OSIWA]Dakar -As citizens from six West African countries head to the polls to elect new heads of state in 2015, key regional and international decision-makers have started laying the groundwork for an effective response plan to address anticipated electoral challenges and risks.
Ebola Vaccine Results Give Hope
[Deutsche Welle]Ebola vaccine researchers say they are 'encouraged' by the results of an initial clinical trial, in which volunteers developed antibodies needed to fight the virus. But the end product is still some time away.
Speedy Ebola Test Among UK Projects Given Grant
[SciDev.Net]A portable device to test bodily fluids for Ebola in under an hour and anthropological training to help foreign health workers work more effectively with local people in West Africa are among five research programmes being funded by the UK's Department for International Development and the Wellcome Trust.
Ebola - December 1 Target for Response May Not Be Met in Some Areas, UN Reports
[UN News]The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said today that while Ebola response targets for December 1 in West Africa may be reached in many places, they may not be met in some areas, and confirmed two new cases in Mali amid ramped up efforts to reduce the likelihood that additional cases will be imported from neighbouring Guinea.
Ebola - UNDP Reaching Out to Guineans, One Household At a Time
[UNDP]With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), religious leaders in N'ZĂ©rĂ©korĂ©, in the heart of Guinea's forest region where the West African Ebola outbreak first appeared, have taken the lead in informing their citizens on how to prevent the disease.
Mamadou's Return - Red Cross Volunteer Beats Ebola
[IFRC]In a remote village in southeast Guinea, a mother and her children are reunited with the husband and father they once feared they had lost to the Ebola virus disease. Around them, hundreds of villagers clap, sing and dance to celebrate Mamadou Noumou Diallo's safe return to KĂ©rouanĂ©.
Human Rights Violations in 2009
[MFWA]Extrajudicial Killings: 0 recorded incidents
Ebola - 'We Are Seeing the Curve Bending in Enough Places to Give Us Hope,' Says Ban
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization's top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation is still a cause of "deep concern."
Ebola Crisis Update
[MSF]Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed 5,420 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali. One person in Spain and three people in the USA have recovered; one person in the USA has died. Outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended.
Local Medics to Lead Fight Against Ebola
[OSIWA]Dakar -As the Ebola epidemic continues to wage thousands of deaths across West Africa and clinical trials are underway, a consortium of local West African leaders with scientific expertise are meeting in Dakar, on November 21 and 22nd, to assess the current state of Ebola treatment efforts and provide clear recommendations on ways forward, particularly for the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
West Africa's Local Medical Community to Lead Ebola Fight
[FrontPageAfrica]Dakar -As the Ebola epidemic continues to wage thousands of deaths across West Africa and clinical trials are underway, a consortium of local West African leaders with scientific expertise are meeting in Dakar, on November 21 and 22, to assess the current state of Ebola treatment efforts and provide clear recommendations on ways forward, particularly for the three most affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Gendarme Jailed for Assaulting Journalist
[MFWA]On November 12, 2014, the Kaloum County Court sentenced Staff Sergeant Abdoulaye Diallo to eight months in prison, fined him an amount of 10 million Guinean Francs (about US $1400) and barred him from carrying weapons for five years.
Journalist Charged for Interviewing Musician
[MFWA]Saidou Barry, a reporter of the afriquezoom.com news website, is being an accessory to contempt of the Guinean President Alpha CondĂ©.
'Avoid Stigmatising Africa,' Musician Says As W. Africa Ebola Song Launched
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dakar -Some of Africa's top musicians launched on Monday an alternative Ebola appeal song to Band Aid's new recording of "Do they know it's Christmas' with proceeds also going to fight the virus that has killed more than 5,000 people in West Africa this year.
Statement by Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group Following the United Nations' Chief Executives Board Meeting on Ebola
[World Bank]World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim issued the following statement after the United Nations' Chief Executive Board Meeting on Ebola:
Focus on Private Sector: A Rapid Strike Force for Aid
[SciDev.Net]The UN has received more than US$2 billion in aid commitments to fight Ebola. While that figure is double what UNOCHA (the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) requested as part of the inter-agency response plan, The Guardian recently produced an automatically updating interactive graphic showing (at the time of writing) that only about 62 per cent of commitments have been paid so far.