Guinea Country content en Ebola: The Year of Living Dangerously “My family, my friends felt like I had signed my own death certificate by merely deciding to come here (Ebola treatment centre). These are fellow human beings just like us who need help. So that kind of compelled me as well, to take part in this fight and I like it.” – Riky Kufa, Head of Moyamba Sub Office, Sierra Leone. Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Global Africa Sun, 14 Jun 2015 10:40:07 +0000 WFP 646779 at Mission: Zero Cases - How Connectivity Is Helping To Defeat Ebola Doctors, nurses, surveillance teams, psycho-social experts, logisticians, epidemiologists, researchers, drivers, laboratory technicians, managers of Ebola Treatment Units, civil servants at the Ministries of Health, employees of Ebola Response command centres in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea all have one thing in common:  they have joined forces to defeat Ebola. Getting to zero cases is possible. Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Africa Thu, 28 May 2015 08:14:02 +0000 Maud Biton 646529 at Getting to Zero Ebola Cases In Rural Guinea As part of efforts to reach zero Ebola cases, the Guinean government launched a new campaign across 20 villages in the Forecariah prefecture, one of the last strongholds for Ebola infections. During the 21-day campaign, people are asked not to leave their area so that all potential Ebola cases are detected and addressed, and further transmission is contained. To ensure that people don't have to leave their homes to find food, the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed crucial food assistance to over 7,500 households. Guinea Africa Tue, 26 May 2015 16:13:19 +0000 WFP 646496 at Guinea: Supporting Ebola Orphans Rebuild Their Lives A crucial part of the World Food Programme's Ebola response is to help communities affected by Ebola transition out of crisis and regain a sense of normalcy. One important aspect of this transition means supporting children whose lives were torn apart after losing their parents and their safety net to Ebola.  Guinea Africa Ebola emergency Thu, 07 May 2015 16:09:42 +0000 WFP 646209 at Guinea: Responding to Shifting Ebola Landscape As new Ebola cases emerge in the southern regions of Guinea and near the country’s capital, WFP has shifted focus by opening a new office in the town of Forecariah. This office, along with two new mobile storage units with a combined 800 metric tons of capacity, will help staff on the ground better reach vulnerable people most in need of assistance. Guinea Africa Tue, 07 Apr 2015 09:08:35 +0000 WFP 645857 at Ebola: A Team That Keeps The Hope (And The Connectivity) Alive Six months after the United Nations Security Council declared Ebola a threat to international peace and security, the Emergency Telecommunications (ET) Cluster in Sierra Leone is providing Internet connectivity for 65 medical institutions in the country. That number continues to grow every week. Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Global Africa Ebola emergency Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:59:15 +0000 Maryna Taran 645613 at World Health Organization And World Food Programme Join Forces To Reach Zero Ebola Cases GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to zero cases in West Africa. The platform also establishes an alert and response infrastructure for future crises. Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Africa Ebola emergency Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:23:12 +0000 WFP 645564 at 8 Tweets To Remind You That Ebola Has Not Been Defeated Yet Although progress has been made, we are not out of this devastating crisis yet. WFP and its partners continue to remain vigilant and provide the support needed to achieve zero cases across all Ebola-affected countries. You might have not seen much about Ebola in the media of late. Here is, in brief, our latest news: Guinea Liberia Sierra Leone Global Africa Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:35:55 +0000 WFP 645556 at Guinea: WFP Resumes School Feeding Programme Due to the Ebola outbreak, public schools in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone remained closed after their July-August 2014 break, depriving five million children of their education.  On 19 January, public schools in Guinea began to gradually reopen, and WFP has begun to resume its school feeding programme on the last week of January. Guinea Africa Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:43:10 +0000 WFP 645340 at Journey To The Source Of Ebola Early in the morning we boarded a flight operated by the World Food Programme in Conakry. This service flies humanitarian personnel to areas affected by the Ebola virus in Guinea. Our destination was Kissidougou, around 600 kms away.   Guinea Global Africa Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:34:23 +0000 Vigno Hounkanli 645085 at