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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:

2014-10-24 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.

2014-10-24 Somalia Asks Sierra Leone Troops Be Excluded From Amisom Rotation
[Sabahi]Somali leaders have asked that troops from Sierra Leone be excluded from African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) rotations due to the threat of Ebola, Somalia's RBC Radio reported Wednesday (October 23rd).

2014-10-22 Hopes for Ebola Vaccine Soon
[Deutsche Welle]The World Health Organization is pressing for a vaccine to combat the spread of Ebola, hoping to prepare two versions by January. On the ground in West Africa, Germany's Red Cross has made a desperate call for help.

2014-10-23 Samsung Donates 3,000 Smartphones for Ebola Fight
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Samsung Electronics Company Ltd has announced that the company - through its global headquarters in Seoul, Korea - will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about $1 million to support the ongoing fight against Ebola.

2014-10-23 Ebola - Prevention Is Possible but People Are Dying Alone
[savethechildren_uk]When you listen to the experts, Ebola is both scarier and less scary than it initially appears.

2014-10-21 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.

2014-10-24 FG to Dispatch 506 Volunteers to Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone to Combat Ebola?
[This Day]Abuja -Preparations are in top gear as the Federal Government has intensified plans to deploy about 506 volunteers to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to help these West African nations contain the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

2014-10-23 Civil Service, Sayaba, Others Boost Ebola Fight
[Sierra Leone Government]As public and private sector institutions continue to ramp up efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country, President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday 22nd October expressed appreciation and commended the level of commitment shown by citizens and well wishers to aid the fight against Ebola.

2014-10-23 Greening - British Support to Help More Sierra Leoneans
[PR Newswire]London -Justine Greening has visited Sierra Leone to see the early results of Britain's response to Ebola.

2014-10-22 Journalist Fined for Entering Ebola Quarantine Zone
[MFWA]On October 9, 2014, a court in Kenema City in eastern Sierra Leone fined Ibrahim J. Ganda, a journalist with Radio Vaahun, a privately-owned Liberian radio station, for illegally entering "a quarantined zone in Sierra Leone."

2014-10-21 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.

2014-10-23 Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo Meets With the Authorized Dealer for Great Wall Vehicles in Sierra Leone
[Focac]On 21 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo met with Mr. Abdul Noah, Authorized Dealer for Great Wall Vehicles in Sierra Leone.

2014-10-23 China Donates Food Items to Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre to Sierra Leone
[Focac]On 17 October, 2014, Chinese Ambassador's Wife Mao Xuehong joined Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma, First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone to hand over food items to Hastings Ebola Treatment Centre. Mrs. Khadiya Sam-Sumana, Second Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Ms. Madina Rahman, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Mr. Ibrahim Pateh Bah, Member of Parliament for Constituency 92 were also present at the hand-over ceremony. Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) and Awoko Newspaper covered the ev

2014-10-22 President Koroma Visits Burial Command Centre
[Sierra Leone Government]President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma on Monday 20th October made a spot visit at the Ebola Burial Command Centre at the British Council Hall in Freetown.

2014-10-21 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.

2014-10-21 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.

2014-10-21 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.

2014-10-23 Ebola - Lagos Explains Technical Assistance to Sierra Leone
[This Day]The Lagos State Government has explained the rationale behind its planned technical assistance to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), saying the assistance is critical to avoid future outbreak in Nigeria.

2014-10-22 Sierra Leone Tells Nano Silver Success Story
[New Dawn]The Nano Silver nutrient that was reportedly rejected by the Liberian health authorities is said to be curing Ebola patients in neighboring Sierra Leone, according to Sierra Leonean officials. A government official in Sierra Leone says that some people are recovering from Ebola because of the Nano silver treatment, rejected in Liberia.

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