Ebola in Guinea

ECOWAS inaugurates Regional Centre for Disease Control in Abuja

“During the Ebola outbreak, it spread very easily across Guinea, Liberia and Sierre Leone. So, we cannot work only with our national borders. We should have a broader perspective.” He said recommendation for the establishment of the centre was made in March 2015 at the 17th Ordinary Assembly of …

Ebola effects on Liberia health system ‘killed more than virus’

… to pre-Ebola levels in Liberia, diseases such as malaria have a higher prevalence than before the virus hit, with 50 percent more cases than in December 2013. The outbreak of the highly contagious and often deadly virus directly killed more than 11,000 people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Guinea ruling party wins first local elections since 2005

Conakry – President Alpha Conde’s ruling party won a significant majority in Guinea’s first local elections since 2005, near-complete results showed on … kind since the end of military dictatorship, and followed eight years of delays blamed on lack of funds, political infighting and the 2013-16 Ebola crisis.

Liberia’s healthcare system post-2014 Ebola outbreak

The effects of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014-2015 were felt not only directly, in the 28,616 cases of EVD and 11,310 deaths, but also indirectly, through the disruption in the provision of healthcare in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia — the countries most severely impacted by the …

Can We Outsmart The Smartest Virus On The Planet?

Humans have battled viruses for thousands of years — just like the perpetual battle of good and evil. There seems to be news about a new or re-emerging pathogen almost every day. The last Ebola outbreak in DR Congo reminded us of the Ebola virus epidemic in 2014 in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra …

Guinea

Latest news and information from the World Bank and its development work in Guinea. Access Guinea’s economy facts, statistics, project information, development research from experts and latest news. Due to the ebola outbreak 2014-2015, it is no longer recommended that travelers avoid nonessential …

Guinea Conakry – Ruling Party Leads in Local Government Polls

The vote was the first of its kind since the end of the era of military dictatorship, and followed eight years of delays blamed on a lack of funds, political infighting and the 2013-16 Ebola crisis. More than 5.9 million Guineans were registered to vote in the polls, choosing members for 342 councils from 1,300 …

Evaluating Ebola: Liberian health care four years after the crisis

Nearly four years have passed since the beginning of the deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in Africa in 2014. Concentrated in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, the epidemic resulted in over 11,000 deaths and nearly 30,000 reported cases of Ebola over two years. Until now, it was unknown how such an …

‘Tortured and held for ransom,’ a child migrant’s story

He was picked up by a rescue ship operated by humanitarian organization Proactiva Open Arms, one of 695 migrants it rescued in the space of a week. “I had no choice but leaving [Guinea],” he told CNN, onboard the ship. “Ebola exterminated all my family. My dad, my mum and my two brothers.

Policeman killed in Guinea election, education protests

The vote was the first of its kind since a military dictatorship ended a decade ago and followed eight years of delays blamed on a lack of funds, political infighting and the 2013-16 Ebola crisis. Teachers also resumed strike action on February 12 after some union members called for a renewed walkout …

Guinea

Well, that turn-off is Guinea. Little known to most of the world, this is a land of surprising beauty, from the rolling mountain plateau of Fouta Djalon . Due to the ebola outbreak 2014-2015, it is no longer recommended that travelers avoid nonessential visits to Guinea, as WHO has declared the end of Ebola …

Life after Ebola

It has been four years since the Ebola virus outbreak in the West African states of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone was first reported. … The clinic’s founder, Reginald Kahweh, funded the building of the centre after losing both his parents to Ebola, saying: “Everyone had to step up to create a better …