Sierra Leone

“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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Ebola survivors enlisted to help in the fight against the disease

Thirty-five people who caught the Ebola virus and survived are meeting in Sierra Leone for two days to discuss what they can do to help allay fears about the disease.

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Washing hands can save lives and fight Ebola: UNICEF

Handwashing is a cheap and effective tool to fight the spread of Ebola, according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

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Nuclear technology to contribute to Ebola response

Nuclear technology is contributing to slowing down the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, according to the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

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Ebola creates food crisis on the “doorstep” of West Africa

Another food crisis is on the “doorstep” of West Africa because of the impact of the Ebola epidemic on the agricultural sector.

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WFP sending in “more than food” to the Ebola stricken countries

As the number of people affected by the Ebola virus spirals in West Africa, the UN Food agency (WFP) is sending in more than just food.

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