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2015-07-27 Poll - World Is Not Prepared for Next Epidemic
[FrontPageAfrica] Citizens in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States are not convinced that the world is prepared for another global epidemic like Ebola, and they strongly support investments in developing countries to reduce the threat of infectious diseases, according to a new opinion research survey with 4,000 respondents among the general public and opinion elites across the five nations.

2015-07-27 FM Concludes a West African Tour
[SNA] Khartoum -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Professor Ibrahim Ghandour, returned home early morning Friday concluding a four day tour.

2015-07-24 Guinean General Satisfied With 101st Tank Brigade
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Guinea Conakry, General Namory Trauré, expressed on Wednesday his satisfaction at the visit to the 101st Tank Brigade of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA).

2015-07-24 Foreign Minister Hands Over Message From President Al-Bashir to Guinea President
[SNA] Conakry -The Foreign Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour, and the accompanying delegation, currently in an African tour, Tuesday met with the President of the Republic of Guinea and handed him a message from the President of the Republic, Field Marshal Omer Al-Bashir, in presence of the Guinean Foreign Minister.

2015-07-22 Ebola, the Executive Summary - July 21, 2015
[Ebola Deeply] To give you an overview of what's happening in the Ebola outbreak, we've organized the latest developments in a curated summary.

2015-07-20 MRU Proposes Single Ebola Recovery Trust Fund
[LINA] Leaders of the Mano River Union (MRU) have decided to establish a single Consolidated Ebola Recovery Trust Fund (CERTF), with allocation and disbursement arrangements to be determined by the MRU in consultation with partners.

2015-07-17 Ebola in West Africa - 'We Must Finish the Job'
[MSF] Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) response to the largest Ebola outbreak in history began more than 16 months ago in March 2014 and, despite progress made in the fight against the virus, Ebola stubbornly lives on in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia with more than 27,678 people infected and 11,276 lives lost. For the past eight weeks, the number of cases in the region has stagnated at around 30 new infections per week, a number that would be considered a disaster in normal circumstances.

2015-07-14 Can WHO Learn the Lessons From Ebola?
[IRIN] Dakar -An independent panel described the response of the World Health Organization (WHO) to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa as "delayed" and "inadequate," so what systemic changes need to be made to ensure future crises are handled better?

2015-07-15 EU Pledges €450 Million to Ebola Affected Countries
[FrontPageAfrica] European Commission will pledge approximately ?450 million to support the recovery of the three countries most affected by Ebola - Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

2015-07-15 Mugabe Calls for International Role to Build Health Systems in MRU Nations
[LINA] African Union (AU) Chairman Robert Mugabe has called for a strong sustainable regional and international response to build the healthcare systems of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone against the Ebola epidemic.

2015-07-14 Ebola Orphans and Survivors Need Ongoing Help
[IFRC] Fatoumata Soumah speaks with the numbness of someone who has experienced severe trauma; too exhausted to laugh, smile, or even cry.

2015-07-13 'Get to Zero, Stay At Zero' - the Comprehensive Plan to End Ebola
[IPS] United Nations -"The threat is never over until we rebuild," Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma stressed at an Ebola Recovery Conference Friday in New York.

2015-07-13 UN Says Ebola Outbreak 'Not Yet Finished'
[Al Jazeera] Africa's Ebola outbreak has not run its course and about 30 people are still getting infected each week, the United Nations' special envoy for the deadly disease has said.

2015-07-13 USAID Announces U.S.$266 Million to Support Recovery Efforts in Ebola-Affected Countries
[USAID] U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt announced the U.S. Government's plans to provide an additional $266 million to help West African countries address critical gaps caused by the Ebola outbreak at the International Ebola Recovery Conference today at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The funds will help Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to address secondary impacts of the crisis.

2015-07-09 Camara Indicted Over Stadium Massacre, Mass Rapes
[UN News] The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has welcomed the indictment against the former President of Guinea, Moussa Dadis Camara, in an investigation into the "horrific events" that took place in the nation's capital, Conakry, nearly five years ago.

2015-07-10 How to Fix the WHO's Response to Ebola-Like Crises, Researchers
[RFI] The UN hosts an International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York on Thursday and Friday which aims to help Ebola affected countries get the support and resources they need to "get to zero, stay at zero and recover". However, this follows a damning independent review of the World Health Organization's response to Ebola, describing the UN body as "not a fit for purpose health emergency agency".

2015-07-08 Experts Slam WHO Over Ebola Response and Urge Reform
[Al Jazeera] Experts have called for urgent changes at the World Health Organisation (WHO) after their investigations found that the agency's response to West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak was inadequate.

2015-07-10 Some $3.2 Billion Needed for Ebola Recovery Efforts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - UN
[Global Ebola Response] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will call for continued solidarity with the three West African countries most impacted by the unprecedented Ebola outbreak at tomorrow's International Ebola Recovery Conference in New York, which will seek to raise $3.2 billion over the next two years so that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone can begin to recover from the crisis.

2015-07-08 After Ebola Outbreak Missteps, Who Must Re-Establish Itself As 'Guardian of Global Public Health' - Review Panel
[Global Ebola Response] The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has welcomed the report issued today by a panel of experts tasked to look into the agency's response to the unprecedented 2014 Ebola outbreak, which said that WHO needs to re-establish its pre-eminence as the guardian of global public health and that this will require it to make significant changes throughout, with strong political and financial support from Member States.

2015-07-07 Ebola-Stricken Nations Need $700 Million to Rebuild Healthcare
[Reuters Media Express] Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone need a further $696 million (£446.13 million) in donor funding to rebuild their battered health services over the next two years in the wake of the deadly Ebola epidemic, senior World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Monday.

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