Link: Ebola Digest Thurs 4 Dec

Friday, 5 December, 2014

We'll be running these regularly for the time being - the link to the most recent edition of the excellent daily Ebola Digest

There's a huge amount of info in this excellent daily resource and we suggest you check out the source. In the meantime we've reproduced the country-specific section of their news digest below, in the hope it may be of particular interest and use to our readers.

That link again: http://eboladigest.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/ebola-digest-thurs-12414.html

REGIONAL SURVEILLANCE

Guinea

Guinea youths protest against construction of new Ebola clinic

Guinea youths protest against construction of new Ebola clinic File photo of an isolation ward in Donka Hospital for Ebola victims in Guinea. AFP PHOTO. .com. The online news portal of TV5. CONAKRY, Guinea - Dozens of youths in the Guinean capital Conakry staged an angry protest against a new Ebola ;...

Ebola: G/Bissau to reopen border with Guinea Conakry

Guinea Bissau will reopen its border with Guinea Conakry in ?the next five days?, according to Prime Minister, Domingos Simoes Pereira on Thursday.Simoes who was speaking at the end of a weekly meeting with President Jose Mario Vaz explained that Bissau needs to carefully read a technical report in â??four to five daysâ?? in order [...]   

UNDP Wants Ebola Workers Paid

all africa--To strengthen the battle against Ebola, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to coordinate payments for thousands of treatment centre staff, lab technicians, contacts tracers

World Bank boss promises to help Guinea achieve zero case of Ebola

star africa--President of the World Bank, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, in a lightning visit to Conakry, has expressed his willingness to help Guinea achieve zero case in the fight against Ebola hemorrhagic fever, the Guinean presidency reports in a statement on Thursday. From Monrovia and Freetown, Dr. Kim met with President Alpha Conde, members of [...]   

Liberia   

Charities Help Ebola Orphans In Liberia Start Over

Charities Help Ebola Orphans In Liberia Start Over Makutu Jabateh hugs her daughter, Mabana Konneh, 5, as she returns to her community in Jacobstown, Monrovia. John W. Poole NPR. 1 of 5. Baby Sekou Dukuly, 3-months-old, is held by a caretaker at. View Slideshow. Baby Sekou Dukuly, 3-months-old, ;...

Marines wrap up Ebola response mission in Liberia

Marines wrap up Ebola response mission in Liberia About 100 Marines who deployed to Libya in response to the Ebola crisis will soon depart for Germany, where they'll spend 21 days being monitored. The four MV-22B Osprey aircraft deployed with the Marines are returning to the unit's home base in Spain.

President Sirleaf for Video-Conference at U.S. Senate Hearing on Dec 10

all africa--The President of Liberia, The Honorable Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, will address the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs on Wednesday during a hearing on the impact of the Ebola outbreak on West African health systems. President Sirleaf, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 and was Africa?s first female president, will take questions from members of the subcommittee after delivering her remarks. Witness testimony from leaders of organizations that have worked to stop the outbreak in

Sierra Leone   

Shropshire paramedic prepares for Ebola centre opening

Shropshire paramedic prepares for Ebola centre opening A Shropshire paramedic is making last-minute preparations before he starts treating Ebola victims in west Africa. paramedic Tom Waters. Tom Waters, a critical care paramedic who works on the Midlands Air Ambulance based at RAF Cosford, is among 30 ;...

Dangerous practices spread Ebola in Sierra Leone

Dr. Michael Mawanda saw some disturbing behaviors when he was in Sierra Leone helping fight the Ebola epidemic, including relatives removing patients from the hospital where he worked.   

Special mVAM Bulletin #5 - November 2014

Despite the harvest, rCSI levels remained largely unchanged in Sierra Leone between October and November, although levels fell slightly in Eastern Province. Coping seems to be less severe in Freetown compared with other areas. The spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) appears to have affected labour markets, with wages falling in newly cordoned areas (including the districts of Port Loko, Bombali and Waterloo). As a result of the harvest, local rice prices have fallen across Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone: Washing of dead bodies attracts jail term

star africa--The Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Leone's National Ebola Response Centre, Rtd Major Alfred Paolo Conte, vowed on Thursday to jail anyone caught washing dead bodies from now on. Conte said people who flout this directive would automatically be taken into 21 days quarantine first to ascertain their health status and then if they are [...]The post Sierra Leone: Washing of dead bodies attracts jail term appeared first on News - StarAfrica.com.

Sierra Leone to prepare new cemetery

The National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) in Sierra Leone has asked the Mayor of Freetown to prepare a new graveyard as the spike in cases of the outbreak and deaths appear unabated. NERC CEO Retired Major Paolo Conte said on Thursday that the rate at which the epidemic was going in Freetown suggests that the [...]

Row over Ebola-free declaration in Sierra Leone

star africa--The Mayor of the eastern Sierra Leonean city of Kenema has declared it Ebola-free, but the central government on Thursday condemned the move.Kenema, together with the nearby Kailahun District – with 562 and 492 cases respectively – was the first district to battle the epidemic when it crossed into the country from Guinea back in [...]   

Sierra Leone: Paramount Chiefs receive over $1m to fight Ebola

star africa--The Sierra Leonean government has given $1.2m to local chiefs called Paramount Chiefs to help them implement a community level social mobilization against the Ebola epidemic. The money was allocated to the chiefs after they made the request through a proposal, said Retired Major Paolo Conte, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Ebola Response [...]   

Airtel launches Africa Against Ebola campaign

star africa--Airtel Sierra Leone, a subsidiary of the India-based telecoms giant, Bharti Airtel, on Wednesday unveiled an SMS fund raising campaign to help contain the Ebola spread on the African continent. The Initiative dubbed Hash Tag 'Africa Against Ebola' is being done by the operator in partnership with the African Union. Subscribers will text Stop Ebola [...]   

SLeone says falls short of Ebola treatment target

Sierra Leone confirmed Thursday it was some way short of a key target to reduce the spread of Ebola by isolating almost three-quarters of patients in treatment beds. The World Health Organization (WHO) set a 60-day goal on October 1 to isolate 70 percent of Ebola patients in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone and ensure safe burials for 70 percent of bodies, which are highly infectious. But in Sierra Leone, only 60 percent of patients were in isolation by December 1, the head of the government's Ebola response unit, Palo Conteh, told reporters in Freetown. "I think it was a good result, even though the 70 percent goal was not reached, because when the clock started ticking we were only just putting all logistical arrangements together," he said. The WHO has already acknowledged that an increase in Ebola cases in Sierra Leone meant the country was running behind target. WHO assista...

Dangerous practices spread Ebola in Sierra Leone

(AP) -- Dr. Michael Mawanda saw some disturbing behaviors when he was in Sierra Leone helping fight the Ebola epidemic, including relatives removing patients from the hospital where he worked....

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