Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone focuses on safe disposal of Ebola waste

A new environmentally-friendly sterilizing machine is helping Sierra Leone to safely dispose of contaminated equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients.

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UN actively “hunting the Ebola virus” in affected areas

Efforts are now being focused on “hunting the Ebola virus”, the UN Secretary-General announced on Monday.

Mr Ban Ki-moon has just returned from the West African region where he visited Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Mali.

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Ebola summit relives dramatic impact of outbreak

Without basic public health infrastructures and systems in place, no country can be stable according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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High number of Ebola infections reported by spouses in Liberia

Women in Liberia are contracting Ebola after having sex with men who have survived the disease, according to a doctor employed by the World Health Organization.

Around 5700 people have died from the virus, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Progress in fighting Ebola in Guinea reviewed by senior UN official

The progress made by the authorities in Guinea in fighting the deadly Ebola virus is being reviewed by a senior UN official.

Almost 5700 people have died as a result of the outbreak in West Africa, which has mainly affected Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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“Hunt down” Ebola virus in Liberia says UN Envoy

The Ebola virus needs to be “hunted down” in Liberia as the country faces a key moment in the fight against the deadly disease, a senior UN health expert has said.

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Ebola in West Africa passes “grim milestone” of 5,000 deaths

The Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa has passed what has been described as the grim milestone of 5,000 confirmed deaths.

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Epidemiology professor in Liberia to help fight Ebola

The first phase of fighting the Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa was an enormous success but harder challenges lie ahead, according to a Swedish professor working with the Liberian Ministry of Health.

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Food aid delivered to 1.3 million people in Ebola-stricken countries

Over a million people in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have received food aid by the World Food Programme or WFP.

The agency is ramping up services to the whole humanitarian effort in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Young volunteers going door to door to prevent Ebola

Young volunteers are being recruited by the United Nations in West Africa to help inform members of the community on ways to prevent contracting the Ebola virus disease.

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