As Ebola Approaches Zero, Immunisation Gets a Boost in West Africa
[IPS] Dakar -As Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia work to end Ebola, critical healthcare services damaged by the epidemic are beginning to be revitalised.
Guinea Ebola Diary - In the Land of Lost Handshakes
[IRIN] IRIN's West Africa editor Jennifer Lazuta recently spent eight days in Guinea, travelling in and around the town of Gueckedou in the heart of the country's Forest Region, where the Ebola outbreak is believed to have begun in December 2013. She shares some impressions from the field.
Amid Ebola Outbreak, West African Governments Try to Isolate Media
[CPJ] On the first Saturday of November 2014, when media owner and broadcaster David Tam Baryoh switched on the mic for his weekly "Monologue" show on independent Citizen FM in Freetown, Sierra Leone, he had no idea that criticizing the government's handling of Ebola would mean 11 days in jail.
Why Disease Epidemics Need Input From Anthropology
[SciDev.Net] The Ebola epidemic shows the value of social science for emergency response and planning, says Annie Wilkinson.
Managing Rumours and Misinformation in West Africa
[SciDev.Net] Rumours about Ebola generated social challenges that were real but surmountable, finds Amzath Fassasi.
Vaccination Teams Defeat 'Ebola Effect' in Guinea
[IRIN] Gueckedou -The odds were stacked against Guinea's vaccination teams. The initial side effects of the measles vaccine can easily be mistaken for the first symptoms of hemorraghic fever and a false rumour had spread blaming the distribution of deworming pills in late 2013 for bringing Ebola into the country.
A Year On, Guineans Finally Lay Ebola Souls to Rest
[IRIN] Gueckedou -Forty-six-year-old Maurice Ouendeno stares silently at the arm of his blue plastic lawn chair. He waits a few minutes before beginning his story.
A Conversation With Dr. Mory Togba in Kindia, Guinea
[Ebola Deeply] Dr. Mory Togba is the director of health services in Guinea's Kindia district, close to the epicenter of the outbreak. Amadou Tour\u00e9 traveled to Kindia to meet him, to hear how the response there is going.
Ebola - Latest Developments
[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.
Ld10, 000, Trophy At Stake in Foya Friendly
[Observer] Lucky Foya soccer fans! This Sunday, a select side, representing Liberia will receive their counterparts from Kekedu, Guinea, for a friendly soccer match.
UN Resumes Vaccination for Three Million Children
[NEWS] For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect three million children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases such as measles and polio.
UN Resumes Vaccination Drive for Three Million Children
[UN News] For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, thousands of health workers are fanning out across Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in nationwide immunization campaigns with an aim to protect three million children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases such as measles and polio.
Immunization Resumes in Ebola-Hit Countries
[Unicef] Dakar/Geneva -For the first time since the start of the Ebola outbreak, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are conducting major nationwide immunization campaigns to protect millions of children against preventable but potentially deadly diseases.
U N Chief Names New Head of Ebola Mission
[New Dawn] The U.N. Secretary General, on Saturday, appointed a new head of the emergency mission responding to West Africa's Ebola crisis, expressing the hope that the world's deadliest outbreak of the virus will soon come to an end.
Secretary-General Appoints New Acting Special Representative for UN Mission Against Ebola
[UN News] The United Nations Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as the Secretary-General's Acting Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER).
Protester Killed at Guinea Rally
[Al Jazeera] Security forces in Guinea have killed a protester and wounded four others, a medical source and witnesses have said, as opposition supporters clashed with police during anti-government rallies.
Ebola - UN Launches Push to Engage More Women, Community Leaders in Fight Against Disease
[UN News] With fresh statistics on the Ebola outbreak reflecting a halt in the decline in West Africa, the United Nations today began a campaign to engage more women - who have been disproportionately affected by the disease - as well as local traditional healers, to encourage communities to become more involved to bring down infection rates to zero.
A Healthy, Hopeful Sign - Strict 'Preventive' Enforcement Meets Guinea Border Reopening
[Observer] Our Nimba Correspondent Ishmael Menkor recently reported that the Republic of Guinea government had finally reopened its border with Liberia, amid strict enforcement of all preventive measures.
Guinea Reopens Border With Liberia
[LINA] The Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) has disclosed that the Government of Guinea has re-opened its border with Liberia along the Ganta corridor to facilitate trade and other cross-border activities between the two nations.
Guinea Sentences 11 Men to Life Imprisonment for Killing Anti-Ebola Officials
[Guardian] Ebola Medical OfficialsA court in Conakry, Guinea, on Wednesday sentenced 11 men to life imprisonment for killing eight members of an anti-Ebola team in the South-Eastern village of Womey in September 2014.