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Strong community involvement prevented Ebola cases in Sierra Leone

A bittersweet reunion for Kadiatu Bangura and her 6-year-old son Ali Sesay on the day that Camp Hope, a temporary Ebola quarantine facility, closed down. Kadiatu had been separated from her child as she was a high-risk contact. She lost her husband and youngest child to Ebola. Photo: UNICEF Sierra Leone/2015/Kassaye

Sierra Leone is down to its last chain of Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Monday. The UN health agency said for the first time the country has not…

17 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Sierra Leone down to last chain of Ebola virus transmission

A week has now passed with no new Ebola cases for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak in Sierra Leone. File Photo: WHO/S.Gborie

Sierra Leone is down to the last chain of Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on…

17 Aug 2015 / Listen /

"World has learned from the Ebola experience"

A boy's temperature is taken as he arrives at school in Kenema, Sierra Leone (March 2015). File Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0768/Tanya Bindra

The world has learned from the Ebola experience, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO). Margaret…

13 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Ebola response mission closes although crisis not over yet

Fatoumata Lejeune. Photo: UNifeed

"Considerable progress" has been made in combating the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa but the UN remains steadfast…

31 Jul 2015 / Listen /
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