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2014-12-20 Ban Ki-Moon 'Cautiously Optimistic' About Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]Top UN official Ban Ki-moon is in West Africa to show solidarity with countries battling Ebola, which has so far killed nearly 7,000 people. The epidemic is also interrupting food supplies.

2014-12-20 Ban Visits Ebola-Hit West Africa, Declares Zero Cases 'Must Be Everyone's Goal'
[UN News]United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that there is reason to be "cautiously optimistic" about defeating the Ebola crisis in West Africa, as he made a series of visits to countries most-affected by the unprecedented outbreak, which has sickened some 18,000 people and killed close to 7,000 others throughout the region.

2014-12-20 Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo Meets With Acting Minister of Transport and Aviation of Sierra Leone
[Focac]On 15 December, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo met with Hon. Mr. Ibrahim Mansaray, Acting Minister of Transport and Aviation of Sierra Leone. They held in-depth discussions on China's support to help Sierra Leone contain Ebola and post-Ebola bilateral cooperation on transport and aviation.

2014-12-19 Mystery Over Ebola Survivors' Ailments
[IRIN]Dakar -For some Ebola survivors, overcoming the lethal viral assault has not heralded a full return to good health. An array of ailments including headache, joint pains, vision and hearing problems have afflicted convalescents; experts are still uncertain of the exact cause.

2014-12-19 'Ebola Outbreak Far from Over' - MSF
[MSF]Three months after MSF called for states with biological-disaster response capacity to urgently dispatch human and material resources in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the outbreak remains far from over and more help is still needed.

2014-12-19 Ebola Crisis Update - 18th December 2014
[MSF]MSF's West Africa Ebola response started in March 2014 and counts activities in Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone.

2014-12-19 Voice From Mateboi
[Sierra Leone Government]Operation Western Area Surge is here as another strategy to assess the current status of the 25th May 2014 Ebola outbreak in the country and to control the current rate of the infection.

2014-12-19 Deputy Health Minister Sawi Returns From WHO Geneva Coordinating Board Meeting
[Sierra Leone Government]Geneva -Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Foday Sawi has returned home after attending the UNAIDS Coordinating Board Meeting held at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva

2014-12-19 'We Must Be in This Together' - President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma over the past few days had been preoccupied with mobilizing community involvement especially in the Western Area, engaging traditional and religious leaders, heads of cultural societies and other stakeholders to take personal responsibility in the fight to eradicate Ebola.

2014-12-18 'It'll Take Hard Work to End Ebola'
[Concord]Director of the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has said that only hard work, resilience and collaborative efforts will help put a final halt to the deadly Ebola disease that continues the ravage the lives of Sierra Leoneans since the outbreak hit the country some seven months ago.

2014-12-18 Parliament Enacts 2015 Finance Act
[Concord]Members of Parliament yesterday enacted the 2015 Finance Act, which according to the short title, would provide for the imposition and alteration of taxes during the said year. The new Act will come into operation on 1 January 2015.

2014-12-18 UN Warns One Million People Could Be Hungry By March Due to Ebola
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Rome -Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on Wednesday.

2014-12-19 Ebola Scientist Assures President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government]By State House Communications Unit

2014-12-18 101 Ethiopian Medics Jet in to Fight Ebola
[Concord]The African Union has aided Sierra Leone with 101 Ethiopian medical personnel in the fight against Ebola. The medical team comprises doctors, nurses, pharmacists, epidemiologists, public health officers, and information and communication specialists.

2014-12-18 Restriction On Movement Between Districts During Christmas Period
[Concord]Fellow Sierra Leoneans, since our country registered its first case of Ebola on the 25th of May 2014, my government has been working tirelessly with its international partners to bring an end to this outbreak.

2014-12-18 Ebola - UN Secretary-General Will Visit West Africa to 'Show Solidarity With Those Affected'
[UN News]Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced he will leave today for the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak "to show my solidarity with those affected and urge even greater global action" to fight the epidemic, which two United Nations food agencies said could push the number of people facing food insecurity to more than one million by next spring.

2014-12-18 World Bank Group Supports Budget Management and Fiscal Transparency as Govt Responds to the Ebola Crisis
[World Bank]Washington -The World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$30 million grant to support the Government of Sierra Leone in its efforts to respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by the Ebola crisis.

2014-12-18 AU Jets in 101 Ethiopian Medics to Fight Ebola in Sierra Leone
[Sierra Leone Government]Freetown -The Africa Union has aided Sierra Leone with 101 Ethiopian Medical personnel in the fight against Ebola. The medical team comprised Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Epidemiologists, Public Health Officers, and Information and Communication Specialists..

2014-12-18 Govt Starts Door-to-Door Ebola Awareness Campaign Ahead of Christmas
[Deutsche Welle]A campaign in western Sierra Leone and a ban on public celebrations during the end of year holidays, are the latest efforts to combat Ebola. The area has overtaken Liberia as the worst hit by the virus.

2014-12-18 Eddie Turay Receives Gifts On Behalf of Salone Children
[Concord]Sierra Leone's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom was unable to control his emotion as he shed tears in front of a jam-packed school assembly while making an emotional speech at the Bishop Vesey's Grammar School in Birmingham.

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