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SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA REOPENED HOSPITAL

Since it opened in 2002, Holy Spirit Hospital in Makeni, Sierra Leone, had been a model institution. But with the outset on the Ebola outbreak in May 2014, the hospital was forced to close its doors. UNMEER

1 Apr 2015 | Read More »

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 »

LIBERIA / ORLANDO BLOOM

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom concluded a four-day visit to Liberia where he praised the efforts of Ebola-affected communities in combatting the deadly virus. UNICEF

23 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / WEST AFRICA VACCINATIONS

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a growing risk of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola. It said the threat must be countered by urgently increasing routine immunizations. WHO

20 Mar 2015 | Read More »

WHO / TUBERCULOSIS

Ahead of the World Tuberculosis Day on March 24, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for global solidarity and action to support a new 20-year strategy which aims to end the global tuberculosis epidemic. WHO

20 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 »

WHO / DEMENTIA

WHO's Director-General said "we do not have a comprehensive and affordable plan for coping with the tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way", stressing "yes, I called it a tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way." WHO

17 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 »

 

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