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End of "devastating" outbreak of Ebola disease

A child who lost members of his family to the Ebola virus plays at the Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) Child Care Centre in Nzérékoré, Guinea. UN Photo/Martine Perret

The deadly Ebola epidemic is over in Liberia, bringing an end to what's been described as a "devastating and difficult" outbreak. Liberia was one of three West African countries, including Guinea and Sierra…

14 Jan 2016 / Listen /

West Africa prepares to mark end of Ebola transmission

Ebola burial teams in Sierra Leone are still performing hundreds of precautionary burials each week, even though there haven't been any cases in a few weeks. Photo: Aurelie Marrier d'Unienville/IRIN

Countries in West Africa are marking a major milestone – the end of the spread of the Ebola virus.…

13 Jan 2016 / Listen /

Guinea marks "important milestone" with end of Ebola transmission

After being kept closed for three months due to the Ebola outbreak, schools across Guinea reopened in January 2015 with the help of UNICEF and other Ebola response partners. Measures include temperature screening at the entrance, washing hands with soap and water, and instructions on what to do when someone gets sick at school. File Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday. This is an "important…

29 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Ebola transmission ends in Guinea

Truckers from Guinea wait to be screened for Ebola at the busy Konadu checkpoint in Lofa County, Liberia. File Photo: WHO/M. Winkler

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the Ebola transmission in Guinea. The WHO said there…

29 Dec 2015 / Listen /
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