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Sierra Leone: 1.5 million get antimalarials

As part of its ongoing emergency response to Ebola in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has carried out the largest-ever distribution of antimalarials in Sierra Leone, alongside the Ministry of Health. Teams distributed 1.5 million antimalarial treatments…

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Economic Impact of Ebola

The Ebola epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The crisis is resulting in flat or negative income growth and creating large fiscal needs in all three countries, as they work to eradicate the virus,…

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Sierra Leone Action Receives Donation of Equipment

Sierra Leone Action, an organization comprising a global team of Sierra Leonean physicians and other professionals, on 18th November announced that Fresenius Kabi has donated nine Fenwal Autopheresis-C® instruments, all required related supplies and training to study a treatment for Ebola…

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WHO “Safe and Dignified Burial” Protocol Key to Reducing Ebola

A new WHO protocol for safe and dignified burial of people who die from Ebola virus disease emphasizes inclusion of family members and encouraging religious rites as an essential part of safe burials. “At least 20% of new Ebola infections…

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Ebola in Sierra Leone ‘spreading quickly’

Ebola cases are continuing to rise “frighteningly quickly” in areas of Sierra Leone, an international campaign group has said, as reported by the BBC on 2nd November. The Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) found that in rural parts of the country…

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Poverty: What Ebola and Cholera have in common

The two deadliest outbreaks of this century can be traced to one thing: poverty. Cholera exploded in the Haitian countryside in October 2010, infecting more than 600,000 people and killing 8,600. Ebola surfaced this March in Guinea and has since…

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Ebola: UK Aid Ship arrives in Freetown

A UK ship arrived in Sierra Leone, on 30 October,  to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African country. Royal Fleet Auxillary Argus set sail from Falmouth in Cornwall on 17 October and is carrying food,…

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Coca-Cola Africa Foundation responds to Ebola crisis

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF), an entity of The Coca-Cola Company, has responded to the Ebola crisis in West Africa by donating medical equipment and supplies to healthcare centres affected by the outbreak, it was announced on 20th September. Through…

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UNICEF/ World Bank airlift Ebola supplies to Freetown

With funds from the World Bank, UNICEF has procured and facilitated the delivery of 48 metric tons of assorted drugs and other medical supplies worth over $ 825,000 for the treatment of people who have contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone….

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Ebola outbreak: Red Cross appeals for more funds

Construction of an isolation facility that will improve the effective treatment of Ebola cases in Sierra Leone has now commenced in earnest, as the Red Cross scales up response to the Ebola outbreak. Red Cross teams in Sierra Leone are…

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