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Anthony Banbury, head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), views an International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Ebola Treatment Centre in Kenema, Sierra Leone. (November 2014) UNMEER Photo/Ari Gaitanis

UN Ebola mission chief reports mixed picture in Sierra Leone, as victims outpace beds in Port Loko

2 November 2014 – Witnessing yet again the challenging dynamics of the Ebola outbreak unfolding in West Africa, the United Nations envoy coordinating the global response visited Sierra Leone today, … [Read More]

Port Loko’s Forward Logistics Base (FLB), run by WFP, harbours supplies for the region’s upcoming CCCs, including tents and protective equipment. Photo: Yasmina Guerda/UNMEER

Government and UN Ebola Response Scaling Up in Port Loko, Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE, 30 OCTOBER 2014 – The Head of the National Ebola Response Centre, Steven Gaojia, and the head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Sierra Leone, Amadu … [Read More]

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UNMEER Presents Robust Plan to Aid Swift Recovery in Ebola-affected Countries

Mr. Banbury met on Friday with the President of Liberia, Dr. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Earlier in the week, he met with the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, and the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai … [Read More]

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Ebola: House-to-house information campaign to reach every household in Sierra Leone with life-saving information

An ambitious public information campaign aiming to reach every household in Sierra Leone with life-saving messages on Ebola will takes place from 19 to 21 September in a bid to reduce the spread of … [Read More]

Second UNICEF/ World Bank Ebola Emergency Airlift to Sierra Leone

Second UNICEF/ World Bank Emergency Airlift: Rushing urgent Ebola supplies to Sierra Leone

UNICEF, with funds from the World Bank, has procured and facilitated the delivery of 100 metric tons of essential drugs and equipment worth over $ 1.7 million. The supplies are for the treatment of … [Read More]

A Community Health Worker (CHW) learns the signs and symptoms he would have to monitor in his role as a Contact Tracer.

UNFPA’s First Response to Ebola in Kailahun

 In May 2014, Sierra Leone detected its first case, ever, of Ebola and by end of July it had surpassed neighbouring Guinea for number of positive cases. In order to contain the outbreak in Kailahun … [Read More]

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