Researchers Develop Quick Ebola Diagnosis Device
[RFI]The new tool, developed by France's Atomic Energy Commission, could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes.
Ebola Vaccines to Be Tested
[UN News]Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General's appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United Nations health agency today announced the expected delivery of Ebola candidate vaccines, as the UN system continues to ramps up efforts to quell the spread of the deadly virus.
UK Troops Join Ebola Fight
[PR Newswire]London -Around 150 British Army personnel left RAF Brize Norton this morning to add to the significant UK efforts to tackle Ebola.
WFP And World Bank Scale Up Government Logistical Capacity In Response To Ebola
[World Bank]Freetown -With World Bank funding to the Government of Sierra Leone, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has airlifted 20 ambulances and 10 mortuary pickup trucks to scale up the Government logistical capacity in response to Ebola.
Anti-Ebola Response Gathers Pace
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization is to hold an emergency meeting as the global community ratchets up its response to Ebola. Liberians have told DW the help was commendable, despite delays.
British Aid Flight Carrying Medical Supplies for Ebola Treatment Facility Lands in Freetown
[PR Newswire]London -Britain's latest Ebola aid flight carrying vital medical supplies landed in Freetown yesterday, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has confirmed.
In Sierra Leone's Ebola Hot Zone - a Series of Reports
[IRIN]Kenema/Freetown -The following account is by IRIN journalist Anna Jefferys who, together with filmmaker Ricci Shyrock, visited Sierra Leone earlier this month. It is the first of a three-part series. The second part is here. The third part is here.
Ebola - Lagos to Send 28 Health Workers to Sierra Leone
[Daily Trust]Lagos -Lagos State has announced yesterday that it would send 28 medical personnel to help Sierra Leone battle the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
Ebola Hits West Africa Food Security
[IRIN]Kenema/Freetown/Dakar -West Africa's Ebola outbreak, which has been disrupting agricultural and market activities, threatens to erode food security and negatively affect the livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone unless more is done to meet their immediate food and nutritional needs, say aid agencies.
In Ebola-Stricken Countries, Authorities and Journalists Should Work Together
[CPJ]The Ebola crisis in West Africa is unrelenting, and journalists on the frontline of reporting on the virus are caught between authorities wanting to control how the outbreak is reported, and falling victim to the disease themselves.
Ebola Threatens Food Supplies
[Deutsche Welle]Food experts predict a food crisis if Ebola continues to spread. The Word Food Program (WFP) has provided food aid to over half a million people but still needs to reach six times that number.Â Gon Myers is WFP's country director in Sierra Leone.
Ebola in Sierra Leone - the Cost of Living On the Margins
[Africa Research Institute]In the second of a series of blogs about the impact and consequences of Ebola in Sierra Leone, ARI researcher Jamie Hitchen, recently back from a year spent working in the country, focuses on new economic hardships. You can read the first blog, on health care, here.
Chief of Staff Chairs Inter Agency Social Protection Forum
[Sierra Leone Government]The Chief of Staff in the Office of the President Mr. Saidu Conton Sesay on Thursday 16th October chaired the second national inter-agency social protection forum held at State House, Freetown. The national social protection forum is a multi-sectoral platform that looks at addressing social protection issues across the country.
RFA Argus Deploys to Sierra Leone
[PR Newswire]London -The Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship began her journey to Sierra Leone today as part of the UK's response to the Ebola outbreak.
China Contributes U.S. $6 Million to WFP in Fight Against Ebola in Guinea, Liberia & Sierra Leone
[WFP]Beijing -This substantial and timely contribution will be divided equally between the three countries, enabling WFP to purchase vital food supplies - mainly rice, lentils or yellow peas, and blended fortified cereals - for emergency rations for more than 300,000 people for one month, as well as specialised nutrition products to help prevent malnutrition.
Ebola - Lagos to Deploy Health Workers to Sierra Leone
[Vanguard]Ikeja - The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it was finalising arrangements to deploy some health workers who had helped in the containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the state to Sierra Leone .
Sirleaf Appeals for Global Action As Ebola Rages
[Liberia Govt]Dear World
Is Freetown fighting a losing battle against Ebola?
[IRIN]Freetown -On the return trip to Freetown from Kenema a couple of days later we meet Laventa Konneh in Moyambo town, the only person allowed to leave her house because the town is in lockdown and she is a contact tracer.
UNMEER Crisis Manager Pays Courtesy Call On President Koroma
[Sierra Leone Government]President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 16th October received the Crisis Manager of the United Nation's Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Mr. Amadu Kamara at State House.
UN Security Council Opposes Cutting Ties Over Ebola
[Deutsche Welle]The UN has issued a unanimous Security Council statement urging the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola. It also criticized the global response to date.