Ebola Vaccine 'Highly Effective', Results Show
[WHO] Results from an interim analysis of the Guinea Phase III efficacy vaccine trial show that VSV-EBOV (Merck, Sharp & Dohme) is highly effective against Ebola. The independent body of international experts - the Data and Safety Monitoring Board -- that conducted the review, advised that the trial should continue. Preliminary results from analysis of these interim data are published today in the British journal The Lancet.
Kaleidoscope of the International Conference On Africa's Fight Against Ebola, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
[Sierra Leone Government] The recently concluded International Conference on Africa's fight against Ebola held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea focuses on Africa helping Africans in the Ebola Recovery and Reconstruction and attracted AU Foreign Affairs Ministers, Ministers of Health, Heads of States.
Called for Life, By Kent and Amber Brantly
[Ebola Deeply] The American doctor Kent Brantly made headlines last year when he contracted Ebola while serving as a medical missionary in Liberia. Brantly became the first patient to ever receive the experimental drug ZMapp, and was evacuated to the U.S. for treatment. Called for Life, a memoir written together with his wife, Amber, takes readers into the heart of the Ebola outbreak - and into Kent's own battle to live.
Security Force Excesses, Crimes
[HRW] Some members of Guinea's security forces used excessive lethal force, engaged in abusive conduct, and displayed a lack of political neutrality when responding to election-related opposition protests in April and May 2015, Human Rights Watch said. Members of the police force were most frequently implicated in the abuses, revealing an urgent need for accountability, better command responsibility, and training.
Press Association Suspends Member for Unprofessionalism
[MFWA] Almamy Kalla ContÃ©, the founder of the Guineelive.com news website, has been suspended for six months by the Guinean Online Press Association (Association GuinÃ©enne de la Presse en Ligne-Aguipel).
Journalist Reported Missing
[MFWA] Cherif Diallo, a reporter of Espace TV, a privately-owned satellite television station in Guinea, has been reported missing.
Poll - World Is Not Prepared for Next Epidemic
[FrontPageAfrica] Citizens in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States are not convinced that the world is prepared for another global epidemic like Ebola, and they strongly support investments in developing countries to reduce the threat of infectious diseases, according to a new opinion research survey with 4,000 respondents among the general public and opinion elites across the five nations.
FM Concludes a West African Tour
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, returned home early morning Friday concluding a four day tour.
Guinean General Satisfied With 101st Tank Brigade
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Guinea Conakry, General Namory TraurÃ©, expressed on Wednesday his satisfaction at the visit to the 101st Tank Brigade of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).
Foreign Minister Hands Over Message From President Al-Bashir to Guinea President
[SNA] Conakry -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, and the accompanying delegation, currently in an African tour, Tuesday met with the President of the Republic of Guinea and handed him a message from the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, in presence of the Guinean Foreign Minister.
Ebola, the Executive Summary - July 21, 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.
MRU Proposes Single Ebola Recovery Trust Fund
[LINA] Leaders of the Mano River Union (MRU) have decided to establish a single Consolidated Ebola Recovery Trust Fund (CERTF), with allocation and disbursement arrangements to be determined by the MRU in consultation with partners.
Ebola in West Africa - 'We Must Finish the Job'
[MSF] MÃ©decins Sans FrontiÃ¨res' (MSF) response to the largest Ebola outbreak in history began more than 16 months ago in March 2014 and, despite progress made in the fight against the virus, Ebola stubbornly lives on in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia with more than 27,678 people infected and 11,276 lives lost. For the past eight weeks, the number of cases in the region has stagnated at around 30 new infections per week, a number that would be considered a disaster in normal circumstances.
Can WHO Learn the Lessons From Ebola?
[IRIN] Dakar -An independent panel described the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as "delayed" and "inadequate," so what systemic changes need to be made to ensure future crises are handled better?
Mugabe Calls for International Role to Build Health Systems in MRU Nations
[LINA] African Union (AU) Chairman Robert Mugabe has called for a strong sustainable regional and international response to build the healthcare systems of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone against the Ebola epidemic.
EU Pledges â‚¬450 Million to Ebola Affected Countries
[FrontPageAfrica] European Commission will pledge approximately ?450 million to support the recovery of the three countries most affected by Ebola - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Ebola Orphans and Survivors Need Ongoing Help
[IFRC] Fatoumata Soumah speaks with the numbness of someone who has experienced severe trauma; too exhausted to laugh, smile, or even cry.
'Get to Zero, Stay At Zero' - the Comprehensive Plan to End Ebola
[IPS] United Nations -"The threat is never over until we rebuild," Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma stressed at an Ebola Recovery Conference Friday in New York.
UN Says Ebola Outbreak 'Not Yet Finished'
[Al Jazeera] Africa's Ebola outbreak has not run its course and about 30 people are still getting infected each week, the United Nations' special envoy for the deadly disease has said.
USAID Announces U.S.$266 Million to Support Recovery Efforts in Ebola-Affected Countries
[USAID] U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt announced the U.S. Government's plans to provide an additional $266 million to help West African countries address critical gaps caused by the Ebola outbreak at the International Ebola Recovery Conference today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The funds will help Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to address secondary impacts of the crisis.