worldhealthorganization This #hyperlapse shows what happened today at 9h30, Geneva time, at the @worldhealthorganization →Delegates getting ready for the WHO Executive Board meeting #EB136 1d

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worldhealthorganization WHO epidemiologists mentor local surveillance teams in #SierraLeone as they sift through stacks of #Ebola case investigation forms. They are comparing information in the database with the hardcopies in order to verify the data, for example: catch missed entries, misspellings, duplicates, etc.
Correct data drives proper response activities. It signals hotspots – areas with active transmission - it shows whether numbers of cases are increasing or decreasing, if the epidemic has peaked, it identifies groups of the population that are being disproportionately affected (e.g., children, elderly) and can highlight many other indicators.
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In this video, a group of Ebola survivors and a nurse at a government hospital in Kenema, #SierraLeone.
Dr Ian Crozier, back centre, was one of the health care workers deployed by WHO through the Global Outbreak and Alert Response Network (GOARN) to fight Ebola. He is an Ebola survivor himself.

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worldhealthorganization “I feel proud to see that some of the people I cared for in the treatment centre during this [#Ebola] outbreak survived. Despite the fact that so many died including some of my own colleagues, seeing the few survivors is an assurance that the risk we the health workers have been taking did not go in vain”
-Issa French, Nurse at Kenema Treatment Centre, #SierraLeone
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worldhealthorganization “I hope no one in my family or my community or anywhere whether I know them or not, ever suffer the trauma of this disease [‪#Ebola]. The most important thing for me at the moment is to see an end to this outbreak and the suffering that people are going through.”
-Bintu Massaquoi, #Ebolasurvivor, Kenema, ‪#‎SierraLeone

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worldhealthorganization "For me, being sad is in the back of my mind, but in the front of my mind is: [#Ebola] virus we will caught you before you can do any more harm. It is sad to know that someone will be suffering, but at least there is something that can be done." -Phumza Ohaebosim, Medical Technologist from the South African NICD Mobile Laboratory, Lakka, #SierraLeone

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worldhealthorganization “I tested positive [for #Ebola] after caring for my #pregnant daughter, a nurse - who later died at the hospital. So when I was informed that I was positive I was too terrified to go to the treatment centre because of the negative rumours about the centre and health practitioners working there. But I proved all to be wrong and was very lucky to have received early treatment which made me survived.”
-Fudia Sesay, #EbolaSurvivor #SierraLeone

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worldhealthorganization “The villages were like ghost towns. There was no #food, no medicines, some people run away to the bush because they are frightened of the disease” -Alusine Babah Kamara, community volunteer surveillance and helping to construct #Ebola community care centres in #SierraLeone.

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worldhealthorganization “How do I feel about setting an #Ebola community centre in my chiefdom? I feel crazy good!”
-Bai Bantha Nkenedie II , Paramount Chief of Buya Romende Chiefdon, Kamasondo, #SierraLeone

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worldhealthorganization “Every day, before I enter the #Ebola Treatment Unit, I have to make sure that I have all my five senses right. Yes, putting on a PPE [Personal Protective Equipment] protects you, but you need to make sure that your mindset is there too. A little mistake can easily happen. I have to make sure that I am safe first before I can help others”
- Korlu P. Bryant, #nurse, Island Clinic, #Liberia

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worldhealthorganization “I am very lucky to have survived [#Ebola] and also lucky that I am getting good support from my family, because we [survivors] and every #family of those who died need a strong support system to help us go through this painful experience.”
-Hannah Sowa, #EbolaSurvivor, #SierraLeone

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worldhealthorganization WHO and CDC epidemiologists work on a transmission tree of the ‪#‎Ebolaoutbreak in Koinadugu, ‪#‎SierraLeone. The district has just recently reported #Ebola cases, and the Sierra Leonean Ministry of #Health, WHO and partners are mounting an ambitious campaign to halt the spread

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worldhealthorganization “This is the time to act against this virus [#Ebola]. This is a #humanitarian crisis, it’s not… a small problem.“
-Dr Lucca Rolla, #medical coordinator, Ebola Treatment Centre, #SierraLeone

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worldhealthorganization Many areas affected by #Ebola in West #Africa are not easy to reach. Some of the roads are not asphalt and sometimes muddy.
Here a WHO team got stuck in a muddy road in Kumala, Kuinadugu,#SierraLeone for four hours after a social mobilization trip. Some community members came along and helped our team. Thank you!

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worldhealthorganization In West #Africa, a group of people is growing: the #Ebola survivors. But beating the disease is just the first step. Many challenges still remain. WHO’s experts in #SierraLeone developed tools to assess what can be done to help survivors to pick up their lives again, post Ebola
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worldhealthorganization Cuban health care workers receive training at a WHO-supported #Ebola Treatment Unit training Centre in Monrovia, #Liberia. The training involves protective equipment and “expert patients”, health care workers who survived Ebola.
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worldhealthorganization Mbabila Awuni, an #Ebola contact tracer for WHO (left) speaks to nurse Fatmata Bangura from Foredugu, Port Loko District, #SierraLeone.
Mbabila identifies and follows up people who may have come into contact with an Ebola-infected person.

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worldhealthorganization WHO welcomes the donation by the Public Health Agency of #Canada of 800 vials of one of the leading candidate #Ebola vaccines, rVSV-ZEBOV. The first shipment of 250 vials arrived last night in #Geneva, Switzerland and was stored at the University Hospital of Geneva today.
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