IFRC Secretary General urges more investment in financial, material and human resources to fight Ebola in West Africa

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Following the United Nation Security Council’s acknowledgement that the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa poses a clear threat to global security, Elhadj As Sy, the Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), will address the UN’s General Assembly in New York to emphasize the need to provide long-term support to governments, communities and organizations on the front line responding to the disease.

“As current trends indicate an exponential increase of Ebola cases, we urge the international community to immediately deploy the resources – including financial, material and personnel – needed to effectively respond to the crisis at a scale which reflects the magnitude of the challenges we face,” he said.

Last week the UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling for countries to provide urgent assistance, including the deployment of medical facilities and staff, as part of an expanded response. It also recognized the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and IFRC, which have both been providing early, life-saving support in affected countries.

Mr Sy said: “We will stay focused on its mission and will provide support to affected communities, before, during and after an outbreak. We will continue to invest in, support and rotate our staff and volunteers who have been working tirelessly over the past months, despite the overwhelming physical and emotional stress the work entails. Their remarkable work on community mobilization, care and support, as well as safe and dignified burials are critical in the epidemic control chain is made possible through a unique connection to communities.”

Since the beginning of the outbreak in March, the Red Cross has expanded its response and preparedness activities across 14 countries with programmes totalling 34.7 million Swiss francs which will reach over 38 million people. Operations managed or supported by the Red Cross include dead body management, medical support, psychosocial services, contact tracing and education on preparedness and infection reduction. 133 international staff and more than 4,000 volunteers from national Red Cross societies have been working within communities to help reduce the spread and impact of the disease.

Response teams are active in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, while preparedness activities are taking place in 10 other countries in the region.

The IFRC Ebola treatment centre in Kenema is complementing the heroic efforts of the Ministry of Health and other partners, such as MSF, but its capacity is already being stretched. Tiina Saarikoski, manager of the IFRC Ebola treatment centre is calling for more resources to cope with the increase case load. “Without more health care professionals on the ground, we cannot reach those who need our help. This could have a significant impact on the spread of the disease, as infected patients would remain in contact with family and friends and this will fuel the spread of the virus. Early access to health facilities and treatments are key to maximizing the chances of survival,” she said.

Alasan Senghore, IFRC Director for Africa, said that partnership was key and more resources and stronger partnerships are needed to respond effectively. “No one actor can do it alone. We must all work together to achieve this ambitious goal,” he said.

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Switzerland takes further measures to fight the Ebola epidemic

BERN, Switzerland, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Switzerland is making an additional CHF 5 million available to support efforts to prevent the further spread of the Ebola epidemic and provide the people living in affected countries with the assistance they need. This announcement was made by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The contribution is intended to support Switzerland’s multilateral partner organisations in the field of humanitarian aid in their activities in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, as well as its bilateral aid projects in Liberia.

In view of the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic and its continued spread in several West African countries, Switzerland has made a further CHF 5 million available for measures to contain the epidemic. This brings Switzerland’s total support to CHF 9 million.

At the beginning of September, Swiss Humanitarian Aid together with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) carried out a mission to Liberia to determine the areas on which the Swiss intervention should focus. It was decided to concentrate on the following three areas:

1. Containing the epidemic (treatment and prevention)

2. Strengthening the health-care system

3. Reducing the negative secondary effects (e.g. loss of food security)

Switzerland’s contribution at the multilateral level includes support for the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, which ensures that air transport is available for the aid needed in the three affected countries. Switzerland also supports the regional emergency aid programme of the World Food Programme in order to maintain the supply of food to the most vulnerable population groups in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

At the bilateral level, Switzerland is supporting the activities of Médecins sans frontières Switzerland in the north of Liberia. In addition, on 9 September 2014, a shipment of 14 tonnes of aid supplies from Zurich arrived in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. In addition, Switzerland supports the preventive measures of the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Benin, which are exposed to the risk of Ebola.

Switzerland is also contributing to the HUG’s efforts to fight the Ebola crisis, in particular a feasibility study on a prevention programme in Liberia. The HUG is also working together with the University Hospital of Lausanne on, among other things, the development of two Ebola vaccines. Clinical studies are to be carried out at both hospitals – in coordination with the World Health Organisation and other research institutes abroad – in which the two vaccines will be used on humans for the first time.

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Switzerland takes further measures to fight the Ebola epidemic

BERN, Switzerland, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Switzerland is making an additional CHF 5 million available to support efforts to prevent the further spread of the Ebola epidemic and provide the people living in affected countries with the assistance they need. This announcement was made by the President of the Swiss Confederation, Didier Burkhalter, in New York in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. The contribution is intended to support Switzerland’s multilateral partner organisations in the field of humanitarian aid in their activities in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, as well as its bilateral aid projects in Liberia.

In view of the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic and its continued spread in several West African countries, Switzerland has made a further CHF 5 million available for measures to contain the epidemic. This brings Switzerland’s total support to CHF 9 million.

At the beginning of September, Swiss Humanitarian Aid together with the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) carried out a mission to Liberia to determine the areas on which the Swiss intervention should focus. It was decided to concentrate on the following three areas:

1. Containing the epidemic (treatment and prevention)

2. Strengthening the health-care system

3. Reducing the negative secondary effects (e.g. loss of food security)

Switzerland’s contribution at the multilateral level includes support for the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service, which ensures that air transport is available for the aid needed in the three affected countries. Switzerland also supports the regional emergency aid programme of the World Food Programme in order to maintain the supply of food to the most vulnerable population groups in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

At the bilateral level, Switzerland is supporting the activities of Médecins sans frontières Switzerland in the north of Liberia. In addition, on 9 September 2014, a shipment of 14 tonnes of aid supplies from Zurich arrived in the Liberian capital, Monrovia. In addition, Switzerland supports the preventive measures of the governments of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Benin, which are exposed to the risk of Ebola.

Switzerland is also contributing to the HUG’s efforts to fight the Ebola crisis, in particular a feasibility study on a prevention programme in Liberia. The HUG is also working together with the University Hospital of Lausanne on, among other things, the development of two Ebola vaccines. Clinical studies are to be carried out at both hospitals – in coordination with the World Health Organisation and other research institutes abroad – in which the two vaccines will be used on humans for the first time.

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UK leading the international drive against Ebola in Sierra Leone

LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — British military and humanitarian staff have arrived in Freetown to spearhead the UK’s £100 million mission to contain and control the outbreak.

More than 40 military personnel and humanitarian staff have arrived to oversee the construction of the UK’s medical facility and assist with the UK’s response.

The latest update follows a meeting of the UK’s emergency committee COBR this afternoon. Chaired by the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond from New York, the meeting reviewed progress on the UK’s commitment to boost significantly public health provision across Sierra Leone, including support for 700 Ebola treatment beds.

The UK will publish an action plan setting out how it will work alongside the United Nations and Sierra Leone, to mobilise international medical teams and support further treatment centres.

The International Development Secretary Justine Greening, who also joined the meeting in New York, called on world leaders at the UN to back UK and international efforts to respond to the worsening crisis in west Africa – which has become one the world’s most extreme global emergencies.

Speaking after the meeting, held via video conference to London, the Foreign Secretary said:

“The Ebola outbreak has already been a significant feature in my discussions in New York. It is now vital that the international community translates its concern into action. This outbreak has wide-ranging humanitarian and security consequences for the region, and the world. Defeating this disease will need a global coalition, as well as innovative approaches to reducing the spread of the virus in communities. That is why combating Ebola through UK and international efforts is one the government’s top priorities.”

“We will be hosting an international conference in London on 2 October to raise even greater awareness of the disease and what is needed to contain it , encourage ambitious pledges and show our solidarity with the Government and People of Sierra Leone and the region.”

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

“The outbreak in West Africa is extremely serious and worsening every day. Sierra Leone requires an urgent and dramatic increase in public health teams and specialist treatment centres to halt the spread of the disease. Britain’s plan will triple bed provision in the country, but we cannot do this alone. Sierra Leone needs urgent offers of support from foreign medical teams and international donors.”

The UK’s plan follows its commitment to support 700 Ebola treatment beds across Sierra Leone. This will increase the number of available beds to more than 1,000 over the coming months. The UK has committed £100 million to deliver this plan.

The British Government is leading the international response to the disease in Sierra Leone by:

Supporting 700 treatment beds

Using British expertise and local building contractors, we will establish the physical infrastructure for a total of 700 beds. The UK will build at least four new Ebola Treatment Facilities near urban centres including Port Loko, Freetown, Makeni, and Bo.

A team of over 40 military personnel, including logisticians, planners and engineers, are currently on the ground in Sierra Leone to oversee the construction of the UK’s facility near Freetown and recce or develop sites for new facilities.

205 beds in Freetown and Kenema are already in the delivery pipeline. Following a further assessment, the Department for International Development and Save the Children have confirmed that they will be able to run an additional 30 beds at the UK’s treatment centre near Freetown, taking the total number of beds at this location from 62 to 92.

Deploying medical experts

164 NHS staff have already volunteered to travel to west Africa and help those affected by Ebola.

Public Health England has deployed 10 of experts including epidemiologists and microbiologists to provide expert advice to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health on managing the outbreak. They have also been working hard to ensure UK border staff, medical practitioners, humanitarian workers, travellers, the West African community in England and the general public have the right information about Ebola, updated on a day by day basis.

Command and control

The UK will set up a forward command and control logistical hub that will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone. The hub will be staffed by a large multi-agency team including military, humanitarian and health experts. It will work closely with international partners and with the Government of Sierra Leone.

Leading the international response

The UK and Sierra Leonean governments will hold an international conference in London on 2 October 2014 to discuss how the global community can rally to provide an effective international response.

In addition to supporting 700 beds, the UK is already providing:

• Training for 90 health care workers every week in Freetown in the recently created World Health Organisation training centre.

• a Ebola Command Centre in Freetown. Working with International Rescue Committee and the Sierra Leonean Government, the centre is managing the deployment of ambulance services and treatment centres. It will also ensure timely laboratory sample collection and distribution of results, co-ordinate burial teams, medical supplies and deliveries to isolation units.

• £5 million for agencies like the WHO, Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières‎ to provide public health information, monitoring and tracing of new cases; funding for clinicians and other experts; counselling and support for children orphaned by Ebola; medical supplies; and safe burial of victims.

Categories: AFRICA

UK leading the international drive against Ebola in Sierra Leone

LONDON, United-Kingdom, September 24, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — British military and humanitarian staff have arrived in Freetown to spearhead the UK’s £100 million mission to contain and control the outbreak.

More than 40 military personnel and humanitarian staff have arrived to oversee the construction of the UK’s medical facility and assist with the UK’s response.

The latest update follows a meeting of the UK’s emergency committee COBR this afternoon. Chaired by the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond from New York, the meeting reviewed progress on the UK’s commitment to boost significantly public health provision across Sierra Leone, including support for 700 Ebola treatment beds.

The UK will publish an action plan setting out how it will work alongside the United Nations and Sierra Leone, to mobilise international medical teams and support further treatment centres.

The International Development Secretary Justine Greening, who also joined the meeting in New York, called on world leaders at the UN to back UK and international efforts to respond to the worsening crisis in west Africa – which has become one the world’s most extreme global emergencies.

Speaking after the meeting, held via video conference to London, the Foreign Secretary said:

“The Ebola outbreak has already been a significant feature in my discussions in New York. It is now vital that the international community translates its concern into action. This outbreak has wide-ranging humanitarian and security consequences for the region, and the world. Defeating this disease will need a global coalition, as well as innovative approaches to reducing the spread of the virus in communities. That is why combating Ebola through UK and international efforts is one the government’s top priorities.”

“We will be hosting an international conference in London on 2 October to raise even greater awareness of the disease and what is needed to contain it , encourage ambitious pledges and show our solidarity with the Government and People of Sierra Leone and the region.”

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

“The outbreak in West Africa is extremely serious and worsening every day. Sierra Leone requires an urgent and dramatic increase in public health teams and specialist treatment centres to halt the spread of the disease. Britain’s plan will triple bed provision in the country, but we cannot do this alone. Sierra Leone needs urgent offers of support from foreign medical teams and international donors.”

The UK’s plan follows its commitment to support 700 Ebola treatment beds across Sierra Leone. This will increase the number of available beds to more than 1,000 over the coming months. The UK has committed £100 million to deliver this plan.

The British Government is leading the international response to the disease in Sierra Leone by:

Supporting 700 treatment beds

Using British expertise and local building contractors, we will establish the physical infrastructure for a total of 700 beds. The UK will build at least four new Ebola Treatment Facilities near urban centres including Port Loko, Freetown, Makeni, and Bo.

A team of over 40 military personnel, including logisticians, planners and engineers, are currently on the ground in Sierra Leone to oversee the construction of the UK’s facility near Freetown and recce or develop sites for new facilities.

205 beds in Freetown and Kenema are already in the delivery pipeline. Following a further assessment, the Department for International Development and Save the Children have confirmed that they will be able to run an additional 30 beds at the UK’s treatment centre near Freetown, taking the total number of beds at this location from 62 to 92.

Deploying medical experts

164 NHS staff have already volunteered to travel to west Africa and help those affected by Ebola.

Public Health England has deployed 10 of experts including epidemiologists and microbiologists to provide expert advice to the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health on managing the outbreak. They have also been working hard to ensure UK border staff, medical practitioners, humanitarian workers, travellers, the West African community in England and the general public have the right information about Ebola, updated on a day by day basis.

Command and control

The UK will set up a forward command and control logistical hub that will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone. The hub will be staffed by a large multi-agency team including military, humanitarian and health experts. It will work closely with international partners and with the Government of Sierra Leone.

Leading the international response

The UK and Sierra Leonean governments will hold an international conference in London on 2 October 2014 to discuss how the global community can rally to provide an effective international response.

In addition to supporting 700 beds, the UK is already providing:

• Training for 90 health care workers every week in Freetown in the recently created World Health Organisation training centre.

• a Ebola Command Centre in Freetown. Working with International Rescue Committee and the Sierra Leonean Government, the centre is managing the deployment of ambulance services and treatment centres. It will also ensure timely laboratory sample collection and distribution of results, co-ordinate burial teams, medical supplies and deliveries to isolation units.

• £5 million for agencies like the WHO, Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières‎ to provide public health information, monitoring and tracing of new cases; funding for clinicians and other experts; counselling and support for children orphaned by Ebola; medical supplies; and safe burial of victims.

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Shirika la ndege la flydubai limetangaza njia tatu nchini Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, September 23, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Shirika la ndege lenye makao yake Dubai leo limetangaza uzinduzi wa safari za ndege za Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar na Kilimanjaro nchini Tanzania. Safari za ndege za nchi hii ya Afrika Mashariki zitaanza Oktoba, zikikuza mtandao wa shirika hili la ndege barani Afrika hadi vituo 12.

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Akizungumzia kuhusu uzinduzi wa safari hizi, Ghaith Al Ghaith, Afisa Mkuu Mtendaji wa flydubai (http://www.flydubai.com), alisema: “Kwa kuongeza safari hizi tatu mpya nchini Tanzania tumekuza mtandao wetu mara mbili katika Afrika ya Kaskazini na Mashariki mwaka huu, tukiimarisha ahadi yetu ya kuhudumia masoko ambayo hayakuhudumiwa vya kutosha.”

Hivi karibuni flydubai ilitangaza uzinduzi wa safari za ndege za Bunjumbura nchini Burundi, Entebbe nchini Uganda na Kigali nchini Rwanda na safari za vituo hivi zitaanza mwishoni mwa Septemba.

Tanzania ni kitovu cha eneo upande wa utalii wa Afrika Mashariki na mwakani 2013 nchi hiyo iliwakaribisha watalii milioni 1. Kulingana na Bodi ya Utalii Tanzania (TTB), idadi hii inatarajiwa kuongezeka mara mbili na watalii milioni 2 wakitarajiwa ifikapo 2017.

Makamu Mkuu wa Rais wa Biashara, Sudhir Sreedharan (GCC, Bara Dogo na Afrika), alisema, “Mtandao wetu unaoendelea kukua unaunga mkono Dira ya Utalii ya 2020 ya Dubai inayolenga kuwavutia wageni milioni 20 katika Umoja wa Falme za Kiarabu ifikapo 2020.

Kwa kutoa huduma za kuaminika, kwa bei nafuu na zilizo rahisi za usafiri kutoka Tanzania, tunawapa abiria fursa ya kusafiri Dubai na kuunganisha safari zao na zaidi ya vituo 200 duniani kote kupitia Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Dubai.”

Tanzania ni nchi inayojulikana kwa uzuri wake wa asili na wanyamapori. Dar es Salaam ni kitovu cha biashara nchini Tanzania na mji huo una bandari linalovutia na vivutio tele vya kitamaduni na kihistoria. Unguja, inayojulikana kama Kisiwa cha Viungo, imefunikwa na pwani nyeupe na imejaa utamaduni, historia na wanyamapori wanaopatikana huko tu. Zaidi ya hayo, vilele vya Mlima Kilimanjaro vilivyofunikwa na theluji huwakaribisha watalii kwa matembezi na kuteleza juu ya theluji mwaka mzima.

flydubai imeunda mtandao mpana barani Afrika ulio na safari za ndege za Addis Ababa nchini Uhabeshi, Alexandria nchini Misri, Khartoum na Port Sudan nchini Sudani, Djibouti mji mkuu wa Djibouti, Juba nchini Sudani Kusini pamoja na Bujumbura nchini Burundi, Entebbe nchini Uganda na Kigali nchini Rwanda.

Maelezo ya Safari za Ndege”

Dar es Salaam

flydubai itaendesha safari za ndege kila siku kati ya Dubai na Dar es Salaam kuanzia tarehe 16 Oktoba 2014.

FZ670 imepangiwa kuondoka Uwanja wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere saa 6:20 machana saa za ndani, itue katika Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 12:55 jioni saa za ndani.

FZ672/674 imepangiwa kuondoka Uwanja wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere saa 12:20 jioni saa za ndani, itue katika Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 7:00 usiku saa za ndani.

FZ669/671/673 imepangiwa kuondoka Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 12:40 asubuhi saa za ndani, iwasili Uwanja wa Kimataifa wa Julius Nyerere saa 5:20 asubuhi saa za ndani.

Nauli za safari ya pande zote

Nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Uchumi kutoka Dar es Salaam hadi Dubai itaanzia Dola 399 za Marekani ikijumuisha mzigo wa 20kg uliokaguliwa, huku nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Biashara itaanzia Dola 1,499 za Marekani na inajumuisha kodi zote na mzigo wa 40kg uliokaguliwa. Hizi ni nauli maalum za uzinduzi za mwezi mmoja.

Kilimanjaro kupitia Dar Es Salaam

flydubai itaendesha safari mbili za ndege kila wiki kati ya Kilimanjaro na Dubai kupitia Dar Es Salaam kuanzia tarehe 17 Oktoba 2014.

Jumatatu na Ijumaa:

FZ674 imepangiwa kuondoka Uwanja wa Ndege wa Kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro saa 10:10 jioni saa za ndani, itue Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 7:00 usiku saa za ndani na katizo la safari la saa moja mjini Dar es Salaam.

FZ673 imepangiwa kuondoka Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 12:40 asubuhi saa za ndani, iwasili Uwanja wa Kimataifa wa Kilimanjaro saa 7:25 mchana saa za ndani na katizo la safari la saa moja mjini Dar es Salaam.

Nauliza pande zote mbili

Nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Uchumi kutoka Kilimanjaro hadi Dubai itaanzia Dola 399 za Marekani ikijumuisha mzigo wa 20kg uliokaguliwa, huku nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Biashara itaanzia Dola 1499 za Marekani na inajumuisha kodi zote na mzigo wa 40kg uliokaguliwa. Hizi ni nauli maalum za uzinduzi za mwezi mmoja.

Zanzibar kupitia Dar Es Salaam

flydubai itaendesha safari mbili za ndege kila wiki kati ya Unguja na Dubai kupitia Dar Es Salaam kuanzia tarehe 19 Oktoba 2014.

Jumanne na Jumapili: FZ672 imepangiwa kuondoka Uwanja wa Ndege wa Unguja saa 9:40 mchana saa za ndani, itue Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 7:00 usiku saa za ndani na katizo la safari la saa moja mjini Dar es Salaam.

FZ671 imepangiwa kuondoka Kituo cha 2 cha Kimataifa cha Dubai saa 12:40 asubuhi saa za ndani, iwasili Uwanja wa Ndege wa Unguja saa 7:05 mchana saa za ndani na katizo la safari la saa moja mjini Dar es Salaam.

Nauli za safari ya pande mbili

Nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Uchumi kutoka Unguja hadi Dubai itaanzia Dola 399 za Marekani ikijumuisha mzigo wa 20kg uliokaguliwa, huku nauli ya kuenda na kurudi ya Kitengo cha Biashara itaanzia Dola 1499 za Marekani na inajumuisha kodi zote na mzigo wa 40kg uliokaguliwa. Hizi ni nauli maalum za uzinduzi za mwezi mmoja.

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