Sierra Leone

Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to ramp up its responses to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease that has claimed more than 1, 000 lives in West Africa.

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Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa

The outbreak of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever in West Africa is threatening to create a food security crisis for the affected people, according to the UN food agency.

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Ebola remains serious health problem in West Africa

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa remains a serious health problem in the region but it appears to have been understated, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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WHO panel to decide if Ebola outbreak constitutes public health emergency of international concern

Health experts are meeting at the World Health Organization (WHO) to decide whether the Ebola outbreak in West Africa constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.

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World Bank allocates $200 million to battle Ebola outbreak in W Africa

The World Bank Group is mobilizing millions of dollars to assist families and communities affected by the Ebola virus outbreak and to build up public health systems in West Africa.

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Emergency measures to battle Ebola outbreak already in action

An emergency response plan for the three West African countries currently battling the Ebola outbreak has been launched with a $100 million price tag.

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Death toll from W. Africa Ebola outbreak may be higher, WHO says

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be higher than reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) Spokesperson says.

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FAO warns of fruit bat risk in West African Ebola epidemic

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is warning that increased efforts are needed to improve awareness in West Africa about the risks of contracting the Ebola virus from eating certain wildlife species, including fruit bats.

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Ebola families urged to avoid traditional mourning practices

The families of victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa are being urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) to avoid traditional mourning practices.

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Sierra Leone aiming to be middle income country by 2030

Sierra Leone is aiming to become a middle income country by 2030 according to the West African country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

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