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Taming Sierra Leone’s Ebola spread
19 December 2014 (IRIN ), Sierra Leone is scrambling to recruit more health personnel and deploy more equipment to curb the rampant spread of Ebola in Western Area region which currently accounts for half the infections in the country.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100957/Taming-Sierra-Leone-s-Ebola-spread
IRIN's Top Reads this week
18 December 2014 (IRIN ), Do you want to stay on top of the current debate around humanitarian and development issues without having to trawl the web? Welcome to our reading list pulling together our correspondents' top picks of must-read research, reports and in-depth articles.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100951/IRIN-s-Top-Reads-this-week
Mystery over Ebola survivors’ ailments
18 December 2014 (IRIN ), For some Ebola survivors, overcoming the lethal viral assault has not heralded a full return to good health. An array of ailments including headache, joint pains, vision and hearing problems have afflicted convalescents; experts are still uncertain of the exact cause.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100952/Mystery-over-Ebola-survivors-ailments
Sierra Leone’s worrying Ebola trend
8 December 2014 (IRIN ), In the week ending 30 November, Sierra Leone reported 537 confirmed Ebola cases, 152 more than the previous week and over four times the combined number of cases in Guinea and Liberia during the same period, according to World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest updates.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100926/Sierra-Leone-s-worrying-Ebola-trend
Locking Ebola out of Sierra Leone jails
1 December 2014 (IRIN ), It is next to impossible to avoid physical contact in an overcrowded prison. In Sierra Leone, heavily congested jails and a worsening Ebola outbreak make a potentially lethal combination. So how do you keep inmates safe?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100903/Locking-Ebola-out-of-Sierra-Leone-jails
Ebola: Where next and how bad?
1 December 2014 (IRIN ), In the past few months huge amounts of time and energy have been spent trying to second-guess the progress of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Where will the next hotspot be? Is the outbreak still exploding or is it starting to burn itself out? And how many beds will be needed next week, next month or next year?
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100905/Ebola-Where-next-and-how-bad
Ebola orphans now face stigma, stress
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), West African countries generally have a strong social network that supports children during times of hardship and need. But for many of the hundreds of children orphaned by Ebola in Sierra Leone, who sometimes witnessed their parents’ deaths, stress and trauma is compounded by social exclusion from their communities.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100858/Ebola-orphans-now-face-stigma-stress
Bringing Ebola tests up to speed
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), Ebola in West Africa is believed to have erupted almost a year ago in southern Guinea, but was confirmed by the French Pasteur Institute only in March 2014, by which time it had killed 60 people and was suspected to have crossed the border into Liberia and Sierra Leone.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100861/Bringing-Ebola-tests-up-to-speed
PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN
20 November 2014 (IRIN ), After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the support of a major private donor
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100867/PRESS-RELEASE-IRIN-humanitarian-news-service-to-spin-off-from-the-UN
School lessons by radio in Sierra Leone, Liberia
14 November 2014 (IRIN ), With the nationwide closure of schools in Liberia and Sierra Leone due to the Ebola outbreak, and with no immediate prospect of them reopening, a growing number of students are receiving their lessons via radio.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100838/School-lessons-by-radio-in-Sierra-Leone-Liberia
Inside the Ebola hot zone
13 November 2014 (IRIN ), Follow Emmanuel Adelekah as he collects the bodies of Ebola’s victims in Freetown… see the latest epidemiological stats on our interactive maps… read frontline reportage from the heart of the outbreak… catch up on the latest analysis… All this and much more is included in our multimedia production, Inside the Ebola Hot Zone.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100833/Inside-the-Ebola-hot-zone
Ebola survivors work to improve response
12 November 2014 (IRIN ), The Ebola epidemic has killed some 5,000 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but it has also left many survivors who are playing a key role in the Ebola response.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100825/Ebola-survivors-work-to-improve-response
Ebola: Diagnostic capabilities need boosting
12 November 2014 (IRIN ), Critical gaps in "behind-the-scenes" infrastructure are hampering Ebola response times and containment efforts in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, aid agencies and health workers say.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100826/Ebola-Diagnostic-capabilities-need-boosting
Medevac policy gaps slow volunteer recruitment
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), More than 5,000 international healthcare workers and support staff are needed to contain the ongoing Ebola crisis in West Africa, but doctors, nurses and emergency responders say the uncertainty about what might happen in the field if they get sick is slowing down recruitment.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100802/Medevac-policy-gaps-slow-volunteer-recruitment
An ambitious plan to end statelessness
7 November 2014 (IRIN ), It is now 60 years since stateless people received recognition in international law, and the UN has two conventions (1954 and 1961) dedicated to their protection and the regularization of their situation. Yet an estimated 10 million people worldwide still suffer the problems and indignities of having no nationality.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100804/An-ambitious-plan-to-end-statelessness
Aid agencies adapt to Ebola challenge
4 November 2014 (IRIN ), From using Bitcoins to fundraise, to adopting new strategies to prevent malaria victims appearing to be Ebola cases, to working with new partners - aid agencies in West Africa are learning to adapt fast.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100789/Aid-agencies-adapt-to-Ebola-challenge
Overcoming Ebola stigma takes time
31 October 2014 (IRIN ), Ebola survivors in Liberia and Sierra Leone are facing mixed reactions as they return home after contracting the deadly virus. While some have been welcomed back into their communities, most are facing discrimination and stigmatization, or have even been shunned.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100775/Overcoming-Ebola-stigma-takes-time
Ebola: Experienced doctors still rare
27 October 2014 (IRIN ), The difficulty of finding doctors with field experience is hampering international medical intervention to help curb Ebola in West Africa. Fear of contracting the virus and restricted air travel have also slowed the response.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100764/Ebola-Experienced-doctors-still-rare
Exporting Ebola - who's really at risk?
22 October 2014 (IRIN ), More than 50 percent of Americans report being afraid of a mass Ebola outbreak on US soil, according to a Harvard poll earlier this month, but health experts say the true risk is further spread of the virus within the West African region.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100749/Exporting-Ebola-who-s-really-at-risk
Ebola - Can you quarantine West Africa?
20 October 2014 (IRIN ), Since the death of Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan in Texas on 8 October and the Ebola infection of two US nurses that treated him, there have been increasing calls by US lawmakers to ban travel from the countries most affected by the virus - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/100736/Ebola-Can-you-quarantine-West-Africa

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