Taking action: WHO responds to Ebola in West Africa

Since notifying the world of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa on 23 March 2014, WHO has, in partnership with the international health community, mobilized its largest response to the most severe and most complex outbreak in the history of this disease. WHO’s public health expertise, linkages with government and technical networks are unparalleled and [...]

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Helping Guinean communities fight Ebola

In May 2015, cases of Ebola began to appear in Tanene, Dubreka Prefecture, Guinea, an area that had previously been unaffected. To ensure the outbreak does not spread, WHO and partners have launched a surveillance campaign to find individuals who might be infected. Through household visits, a presence on prefecture streets and conversations with influential [...]

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International Health Regulations: Ebola preparedness

Since 2014, over 110 countries have received support to strengthen public health response capacities in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD). Since October 2014, WHO has deployed over 230 individuals to support preparedness efforts in priority countries. As of May 2015, 7 of the 14 priority countries have successfully achieved a heightened level of preparedness, [...]

By |2015-06-24T07:00:00+00:00June 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

One of Sierra Leone's toughest slums beats Ebola

On a stretch of scenic coastline at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean sits one of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s, toughest neighbourhoods – Moa Wharf. It is a cluster of congested, tightly-packed corrugated iron and brick homes and shops. The passageways are narrow and crowded. Residents and visitors find themselves in close, intimate contact as they [...]

By |2015-06-22T07:00:00+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments