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Monday, 03-30-15, 16:40Ground Zero in Guinea – The Outbreak Smoulders – Undetected – for More Than 3 Months[WHO] A retrospective on the first cases of the outbreak read more...
Sunday, 03-29-15, 5:51Govt Declares 45-Day Ebola 'Health Emergency'[Deutsche Welle] In a bid to curb the spread of Ebola, Guinea's President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day "health emergency" in five regions of the epidemic-hit nation. The chances of an Ebola-free West Africa remain uncertain. read more...
Thursday, 03-26-15, 16:08IMF Executive Board Approves U.S.$29.8 Million in Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust for Guinea[IMF] On March 18, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a grant in an amount equivalent to SDR 21.42 million (about US$29.8 million or 20 percent of quota) in immediate debt relief under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief (CCR) Trust.1 The Executive Board's decision was taken without a meeting.2 read more...
Thursday, 03-26-15, 10:10Lowest Weekly Total of Ebola Cases in 2015 Reported, UN Health Agency Says[UN News] The first case of Ebola in three weeks was found in Liberia, prompting heightened vigilance, while the United Nations health agency noted some improvements in Guinea, where the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the Guinean Scouts held campfire sensitization sessions as part of its efforts to overcome community resistance to health interventions. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 20:33The Year of Ebola - Diary of an Epidemic[Ebola Deeply] A year ago, on March 25, 2014, the WHO announced a "rapidly evolving" outbreak of Ebola in Guinea. It would kill at least 10,000 people, including 495 health workers. Ebola Deeply takes a deeper look back at the year of Ebola. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 16:54Ebola Crisis Update - 23 March 2015[MSF] Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was officially declared on 22 March in Guinea, it has claimed more than 10,236 lives in the region. The outbreak is the largest ever, and is currently affecting three countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Outbreaks in Mali, Nigeria and Senegal have been declared over. A separate outbreak in DRC has also ended. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 13:51U.S., West African Navies Carry Out Exercise in Gulf of Guinea[State Department] AllAfrica Editors' note: Fifty-one naval vessels from 23 nations are carrying out a joint exercise to improve security in the Gulf of Guinea. This briefing was organised by the U.S. State Department with senior American and Ghanaian naval officers: read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 19:18Two Ebola Vaccines Are Being Tested in Liberia and Guinea[PR Newswire] London -Watch Professor Adrian Hill talk about the trials the Ebola vaccine went through at the Jenner Institute, Oxford University. read more...
Tuesday, 03-24-15, 8:30One Year On - Why Ebola Is Not Yet Over in Guinea[IRIN] Conakry/Dakar -The Ebola outbreak, which was first declared by Guinea's Ministry of Health on the evening of 22 March 2014, continues to ravage the country, in large part because information campaigns have failed to bring about comprehensive changes in behavior and beliefs. read more...
Monday, 03-23-15, 14:52One Year On - Using Words to End Ebola[IFRC] One year ago, most of the world had never heard of Ebola virus disease, a deadly haemorrhagic fever with extremely high mortality rates. When the World Health Organization announced on 23 March 2014 that Ebola had become an epidemic, it had already killed 60 people in Guinea and was soon to spread to Liberia. read more...

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