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2014-10-30 Ebola Survivors Given Safety Net in Sierra Leone
[UNDP]When Saio Samura, a 38-year old driver in Freetown, Sierra Leone, died eight days after contracting the Ebola virus disease (EVD), all of his personal effects and household items were burned.

2014-10-29 China, Others Intensify Support to Eradicate Ebola
[Sierra Leone Government]By State House Communications Unit

2014-10-30 EU Director of Operations Pays Courtesy Call On President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 29th October received the European Union Director of Operations and Humanitarian Aid Jean-Louis De Brouwer at State House.

2014-10-29 Ebola Response Through a Logistician's Lens in Sierra Leone
[IFRC]Kitted out in space-age suits, gloves and goggles, the multinational Red Cross healthcare personnel at the Kenema Ebola treatment centre are among the protagonists in the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. Imagine, however, if there was no chlorine for disinfection, or protective equipment to shield them from the highly contagious virus. Efforts to combat Ebola would grind to an immediate halt. It is only through the work of a dedicated team of logisticians that this does not happen. With healthcare pers

2014-10-28 Ebola - the Lessons From HIV
[What'sUpHIV]EMILY BASS writes:

2014-10-29 President Koroma Launches 2014 Poppy Week
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma on Tuesday 28th October launched the 2014 Remembrance Day ceremonies at State House.

2014-10-28 President Koroma Issues Stern Warning to Traditional and Religious Leaders
[Sierra Leone Government]On a working visit to Port Loko, Bombali and Tonkolili districts over the weekend, President Ernest Bai Koroma issued a stern warning to traditional and religious leaders to take responsibility to halt the spread of the virus in their chiefdoms and districts.

2014-10-27 U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power Visits Liberia for High-Level Talks about the Ebola Epidemic
[U.S. Embassy Monrovia]Monrovia -U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power arrives in Monrovia, Liberia on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, as part of a tour of the three countries most affected by the Ebola epidemic, to demonstrate U.S. support for their efforts to combat the spread of the disease and to draw attention to the need for increased support from the international community.

2014-10-27 EU Crisis Response Team Meets President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma on Friday 24th October received the Managing Director of the Crisis Response Department in the European Union External Action Service Dr Agostino Miozzo at his State Lodge, Hill Station. The delegation was in the country to exchange ideas on the way forward in tackling the Ebola outbreak.

2014-10-27 Human Trials of Ebola Vaccines By Year's End
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization has announced that two potential Ebola vaccines will be ready for human trials by December. Successful trials could lead to hundreds of thousands of available doses in 2015.

2014-10-28 Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo Meets With President of the Lebanese Community in Sierra Leone
[Focac]On 23 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo met with Mr. Samir Hassanyeh, President of the Lebanese Community in Sierra Leone and other senior members of the community.

2014-10-28 Christian Aid Distributes Emergency Food Aid to Quarantined Homes in Ebola 'Hotspots' to Prevent Starvation
[Christian Aid]Christian Aid is delivering emergency food and hygiene kits this week to some of the most vulnerable families under quarantine in two of Sierra Leone's Ebola 'hotspots' in order to prevent families from starving.

2014-10-28 Dangote to Support Liberia, Sierra Leone in Fight Against Ebola
[This Day]President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has promised to assist Liberia and Sierra Leone in their fight against the scourge of Ebola virus ravaging the West African countries.

2014-10-27 President Koroma Receives Human Rights Report
[Sierra Leone Government]The Chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone (HRCSL) Brima Abdulai Sheriff on Thursday 23rd October presented the annual report on the state of human rights in Sierra Leone to President Koroma at State House.

2014-10-27 President Koroma Hosts AU Chairperson
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 23rd October hosted a high powered delegation led by the Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Mr. Carlos Lopes at State House, Freetown.

2014-10-25 Ebola Cases Now Exceed 10,000
[allAfrica]Geneva -An overview of the current state of Ebola infections is provided by excerpts from the October 25 situation report of the World Health Organization's Ebola Response Roadmap:

2014-10-27 President Koroma Receives German Ebola Coordinator
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 23rd October also received at State House the German Coordinator on Ebola Ambassador Walter Lindner. Mr. Lindner was in the country to do a realistic assessment on the country's response in combating the Ebola outbreak.

2014-10-27 Ambassador Power's Travel to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia
[United States Mission to the United Nations]New York -U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is travelling to Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana and Belgium from October 25 to 30.

2014-10-27 NLC Urges Nigerian Govt to Help Ebola-Hit Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea
[Premium Times]The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Saturday urged the Federal Government to offer as much support as possible to West African countries ravaged by the dreaded Ebola virus to save the sub-region.

2014-10-24 FACT SHEET: The U.S. Government's Response to Ebola at Home and Abroad
[White House]At the President’s direction, the U.S. Government is coordinating and operationalizing a comprehensive strategy to respond to the threat of Ebola here at home, enhance our broader domestic preparedness, and contain the epidemic in West Africa.

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