Guinea - IOM this week handed over to local authorities two rehabilitated and re-equipped border health posts in Forecariah prefecture, Guinea.
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Sierra Leone - IOM Sierra Leone has been awarded a 6-month GBP 4.19 million contract by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) to manage an Ebola Training Academy in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Senegal - On 12 January, IOM implemented an emergency simulation exercise in Sierra Leone’s Lungi International Airport to test and improve the entry and exit health screening process and general health security throughout the airport.
A new website designed to inform young people living in border regions of the dangers of HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) has been launched by IOM Dakar with support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).
Mali - IOM, in close collaboration with the Malian government’s Emergency Operations Center and the UN World Health Organization (WHO), has set up a Flow Monitoring Point (FMP) in Kourémalé – the main point of entry between Mali and Guinea Conakry, to collect data on travelers and provide outreach to check the spread of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Mali.
Liberia - Liberian Vice President Joseph Boakai yesterday (10/11) inaugurated the first of three planned IOM-managed Ebola Treatment Units (ETU) in Liberia. The new unit, in Tubmanburg, was constructed
Liberia - Since the beginning of November, new and confirmed cases of Ebola have been declining in Liberia, with 10-20 cases reported daily. But Grand Bassa County remains a transmission hotspot. In the first half of November, Buchanan’s district recorded 17 new cases, including two health workers.
Liberia - After 42 days with no new Ebola cases reported in Liberia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the end of the current outbreak. IOM commends at this important moment the people of Liberia, health workers, international partners and local leaders at the helm of the successful Ebola response efforts.
The IOM project “Strengthening Public Services in Health and Higher Education Sectors in Chad through Mobilization of Chadian Diaspora in France” focuses on the health and higher education sectors with the aim of ensuring immediate impact through direct actions and, on a longer term, contributing to capacity building through training and the exchange of expertise.
Guinea, one of the three hardest hit countries by the Ebola outbreak is still struggling to contain the virus spread. In mid-May, a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was declared in Boké Prefecture, a region bordering Guinea Bissau.