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SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA QUARANTINE LATRINES

The tiny village of Kontadubala in Kambia District, Sierra Leone, may seem like a postcard of idyllic country life, but the Ebola crisis has shed a light on longstanding problems such as the lack of water and sanitation. UNMEER

31 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA WATER

The Kolenté River provides running water to the town of Kambia in Sierra Leone through a water treatment plant built with support from the Japanese government in 2013. But Sierra Leone's economic constraints meant that the plant was only running three times a week and only for a couple of hours a day. UNMEER

30 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA QIP

The remote Masanga Village in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone has not been immune to the Ebola outbreak. When a family member fell ill Ali Kamara sought help from village leaders. After his relative, a woman who had suffered from leprosy and tuberculosis, was diagnosed Ebola positive, the whole family had to be quarantined. [...]

25 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA HOTSPOTS

The Rosanda village of 800 residents in northern Sierra Leone has been placed under quarantine to stem the spread of Ebola. With the support of UNICEF, “Hotspot Buster” have been active in raising awareness in the community to minimize the damaging affects of this epidemic. UNICEF

19 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA BAI KOROMA

Sierra Leone’s President warned about complacency and the danger of not following safety measures in the fight against Ebola. Ernest Bai Koroma spoke of a recent case in Bombali that avoided detection and caused 54 infections and 42 deaths. UNMEER

16 Mar 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA PRESSER

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases in West Africa. The platform also establishes an alert and response infrastructure for future crises. WHO

11 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA DISABLED PEOPLE

Life for persons with disabilities in Sierra Leone has never been easy, but since the outset of the Ebola epidemic they have had to face a whole new set of serious challenges. UNMEER

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / ABERDEEN EBOLA OUTBREAK

Right next to beautiful Lumley Beach and a stone throw from the luxury hotels in the area, lies the Tambakula fishing village in the community of Aberdeen, site of one of the latest Ebola outbreaks in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. UNMEER

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA FOREIGN MEDICAL TEAMS

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a Foreign Medical Teams meeting on the phase II of the Ebola response – getting to zero; best practices at country level; the future of Foreign Medical Teams, priorities and next steps. WHO / FILE

19 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA HELEN CLARK

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark, today visited the Grey Bush slum in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown, a fishing community that although Ebola free, has suffered from the economic impact of the crisis. UNMEER

17 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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