As the Ebola Epidemic continues throughout West Africa the CDC, WHO, and UN have continued their mission to to help eliminate the virus. The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) led by the World Health Organization (WHO) "remains steadfast in its commitment to supporting the government's of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone." The UNMEER program is a temporary measure to meet the immediate needs related to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. It does this by adopting a UN system-wide approach led by the WHO; using its assets to compliment the governments of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone; and creating a response that is specific to the needs of each country.
Currently, there have been a total of 11,383 reported cases of Ebola is the three West African countries; 5,878 of those coming from Sierra Leone. The WHO has seen a decrease in the "greatest cumulative incidence rates" in the countries of Liberia and Guinea. The "greatest cumulative incidence rates" is the number of incidences greater that 100 per 100,000 people. Though the concentration of incidences over 100 is greatest in the district of Montserrado, Liberia; Sierra Leone is seeing incidence rates over one hundred in five districts including; Bombali, Kailahun, Kenema, Port Loko, and the Western Area. The number of new cases is said to be decreasing in Liberia and Guinea, though they have reported seeing a steep increase in new incidences in Sierra Leone. Though over 5,000 deaths have been reported, transmissions of the virus have been interrupted in the countries of Nigeria and Senegal, maintaining the spread of the virus.
The map below shows the reports of new incidences of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. The districts of Bombali, Kailahun, Kenema, Port Loko, and the Western Area of Sierra Leone are some of the most affected.
Hands for Africa
Hands for Africa is a non-profit organization working to restore lost hope to those devastated by the civil war in Sierra Leone. We support amputee victims by developing and implementing self-reliance programs and providing the necessary aid for the advancement of these programs.