Link: Ebola Digest w/e Fri 11 Dec

Monday, 15 December, 2014

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

There's a huge amount of info in this excellent 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. Today's article image is a snapshot of a live map of cases and deaths available here.

That link again: http://eboladigest.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/ebola-digest-thurs-121114.html

REGIONAL SURVEILLANCE

Guinea

In Guinea priority given to measuring food and nutritional risks and mobilizing stakeholders

Since the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) was declared in Guinea in March 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been committed to providing the country?s authorities with support to implement the national response plan in coordination with United Nations system partners including the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). The prime objective for everyone is to stop the disease from spreading and to save lives. For FAO, this involves vast prevention operations on the ground to train, raise awareness and educate rural development agents, transport and distribute prevention kits and rapidly assess the epidemic?s impact on agriculture and food security. Ebola?s impact on livelihoods The EVD outbreak imposes serious constraints on agriculture and food security in Guinea?s affected areas.    

Liberia   

Ebola cases 'down significantly' in Liberia VIDEO

Dr. Siegel reports on progress made by coordinated global response effort

MSF withdraws from Ebola-free Lofa County

The international charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has withdrawn from Liberia's Lofa County as a result of the improvement of the Ebola situation in the area.An MSF statement issued on Thursday said since 30 October there have been no more Ebola patients in the Ebola Management Centre (EMC) in Foya. The statement said when MSF [...]   

Ebola outbreak contained in Lofa County, MSF hands over activities

msf.org--Ebola outbreak contained in Lofa County, MSF hands over activities Deddeh has recovered from Ebola and celebrates her joy. Out of solidarity she decides to stay in the Ebola confirmed area to take care of Elijah, a young boy (3 months) who has lost his mother to Ebola and has been infected himself. The Ebola situation has ;...

Crisis group adopts EHRs to treat Ebola patients in Liberia

Crisis group adopts EHRs to treat Ebola patients in Liberia The International Rescue Committee (IRC), a crisis organization, plans to adopt electronic health records to help it treat the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, according to an article in Time. Deployment of the system, slated to begin Dec. 15 in Monrovia, will enable ;...   

DLA rep in Liberia: OUA efforts set stage for future African support

Tim Robinson was counting down the last four hours of monitoring before he could hug his two sons for the first time since deploying to Liberia to help combat the deadly Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone   

Sierra Leone locks down new Ebola hotspot in the east - Reuters

reuters--Sierra Leone locks down new Ebola hotspot in the east. Authorities in Sierra Leone have imposed a two-week lockdown in the eastern district of Kono after health workers uncovered a surge of Ebola infections in the area where ;...