Guinea marks “important milestone” with end of Ebola transmission

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea has ended, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Tuesday.

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UN declares end to Ebola virus transmission in Guinea; first time all three host countries free

The United Nations health agency today declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in Guinea, where the epidemic began two years ago before spreading to neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone and, ultimately by land and air travel to seven other countries, killing over 11,300 people.

Africa Year in Review 2015

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

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"We’ve learnt many lessons from this outbreak and from the response" – Dr. David Nabarro, Special Envoy on Ebola

In August 2014, amid a rapidly growing outbreak of Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro was tasked with providing strategic guidance for an enhanced international response, and galvanizing essential support for affected communities and countries. As the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. Nabarro played a key role in responding to the outbreak, which mainly affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and claimed more than 11,300 lives to date.

Ebola-hit countries can’t recover on their own

The West African countries hit by the deadly Ebola virus can’t recover from the ravages of the deadly virus without more help.

That’s the verdict of the UN’s Regional Inter-Agency Coordinator on Ebola, Peter Graaff.

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West Africa cannot recover from Ebola epidemic on its own – senior UN health official

Following the flare-up of Ebola in Liberia 77 days after the outbreak was declared over, the region's top coordinator of the United Nations response to the epidemic said the three West African countries most affected by the deadly disease cannot recover from its ravages on their own.

Ensuring 15,000 survivors have support they need is ‘my priority number one’ – UN envoy on Ebola

Transmission of Ebola has been stopped in Liberia and Sierra Leone, while Guinea is now treating a baby believed to be its last case, the United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, reported today, underscoring that his top priority is to make sure the thousands of survivors and their families across West Africa have access to the support they need.

Resolve to “move ahead” in Liberia

Liberia is committed to moving ahead by assuming responsibility for security in the West African nation; that’s according to the UN’s most senior envoy in the country.

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Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone – UN health agency

The World Health Organization (WHO) today declared that Ebola virus transmission has been stopped in Sierra Leone, as 42 days – two Ebola virus incubation cycles – have now passed since the last person confirmed to have the disease had a second negative blood test, and pledged continued support to the country towards the recovery of essential health systems.

Sierra Leone prepares for end of Ebola transmission

The countdown has begun to mark the end of Ebola transmission in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday.

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