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The Communication Initiative Network and Partnership

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During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer...

Author:  Christina Wegs, January 26 2015 - December 10th was International Human Rights Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the UN General Assembly in 1948, which affirmed the rights...

In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. The training introduced a means of posting content in the internet with inexpensive mobile phones...

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Experiences

During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer...

In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. The training introduced a means of posting content in the internet with inexpensive mobile phones...

Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).

Launched in November 2011, Ni Nyampinga programme offers a quarterly magazine, a weekly radio show, and a networking platform designed to empower girls in Rwanda through information and positive role models. Loosely translated as the "beautiful girl inside out," Ni Nyampinga is led by Girl Hub Rwanda, part of the Girl Hub initiative, which is a...

Yegna (meaning "Ours" in Amharic) is Girl Hub Ethiopia's flagship programme comprising a radio drama, a radio talk show, and music platforms to champion girls' empowerment and create a national conversation about girls' potential. Yegna is led by Girl Hub Ethiopia, part of the Girl Hub initiative, a collaboration between the Department for...

In August 2014, a group of youth aged 16 to 21 participated in a comic drawing workshop in the Northern Region of Ghana. During the workshop, Ebola emerged as a priority issue, and the young people, guided by facilitators, created comic strip stories around various aspects of the disease. The resulting booklet is being distributed to help raise...

Launched by the community radio FM station Radio Namaskar in Puri District, Odisha, India, in July 2010, Chala Skul Ku Jiba (Let Us Go to School) was a multi-media behaviour change initiative that sought to mobilise school dropouts to go back to school.

Children for Health is "dedicated to the promotion of health education in developing countries, focused on developing children as ambassadors and communicators of essential health messages in their communities." The United Kingdom (UK)-based nonprofit organisation researches, develops, promotes, and distributes health education materials for...

"Promoting messages that encourage positive behavior change, be it awareness about HIV/AIDS, educating the girl child, gender equity, safe motherhood, hygiene and sanitation or other key social and health behaviors, Kyunki...is proving to be a beacon of change that is paving a brighter path for the women and children of India."

The Zinc & Health Partnership, a programme of Teck, a diversified resource company focused on mining, works with international organisations to scale up both short-term and long-term solutions to zinc deficiency. It seeks to get "zinc into the diets of the people who need it most.

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Strategic Thinking

Grounded in the belief that effective communication is the basis of malaria-related behaviour change for all stakeholders - women, their families, community leaders, programme managers, and health care providers - this communication strategy document, developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication...

This 4-page case study discusses the findings of community-based monitoring (CBM) of health services conducted in twelve South African communities to assess and support quality health care and increase access to and participation in health care by adolescents. "CBM is a form of public oversight that uses local information to describe and track...

"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this article creates a platform upon which this type of social design thinking and output can develop...

"[E]arlier conversations had revealed that while the WASH sector was increasingly integrating with the nutrition sector; and that ECD research and programming experts have been coordinating with nutrition specialists, little coordination existed between the ECD and WASH sectors, or with all three integrating or collaborating in any...

With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and reproductive health, resulting in the conclusion that "the practice of engaging men in sexual and...

"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional media to provide crucial lifeline information resources for vulnerable people."

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by Evaluation and Research

MAKING EVALUATION MATTER: Writings from South Asia

This is a first-of-its-kind collection of writings by evaluation professionals working in South Asia. It analyses and documents the status of, and challenges for, development evaluation in this region. The collection covers three critical dimensions of making evaluation matter in development processes and change in South Asia: context, methods...

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Digital

 Health Research Manager - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.  We do this through implementing governance, health and resilience projects in partnership with civil...

In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. The training introduced a means of posting content in the internet with inexpensive mobile phones...

"The concept of citizen journalism has radically altered traditional news and information flows, encouraging greater interaction and interdependence. What challenges does this development pose for societies worldwide? What ethical questions does it raise?"

Author: Priya Anand, January 20 2015 - With an overwhelming victory for the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies in 2014, the then newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to focus on people-centered policies and effective governance. Has the Government considered the needs of disadvantaged minorities and lived up...

Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).

Conflict Sensitive Journalism Trainer - Internews - Central African Republic

Position: Conflict Sensitive Journalism Trainer (CSJT)
Reports to: Project Director
Location: Embedded within different radio stations in the regions as security allows
Duration: 3 months minimum
Anticipated start date: March 2015
...

Resident Journalism Advisor - Internews - Bangui, Central African Republic

Reports to: Project Director
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic, embedded within local partner RJDH
Duration: 3 months minimum
Anticipated start date: March 2015
Deadline for applications: Applications will be considered on a...

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Film and Video

During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer...

Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).

David Blumenkrantz - Communications Advocacy Consultant - CA, United States

David Blumenkrantz’s professional experience includes eight years of NGO, documentary and photojournalism work in East and Central Africa. From his home in Kenya, he traveled extensively and covered social, relief and development, and political issues. From 1992-1994, he was the Information Department Coordinator for the Undugu Society of Kenya...

"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this article creates a platform upon which this type of social design thinking and output can develop...

"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional media to provide crucial lifeline information resources for vulnerable people."

This toolkit is intended to serve as an educational tool, providing information and resources for the design and implementation of activities to promote transparency in education. Created for individuals and institutions, particularly youth-led and youth-oriented non-governmental organisations (NGOs), it was developed by the International...

EbolaMustGo

Author: Ibrahim Sesay, December 13 2014 - I have been closely monitoring the various interventions that had been and are still being undertaken by the government of Sierra Leone and its stakeholders to address the dreadful Ebola epidemic in the country. These are my observations:

1. The Centralized Nature of Communication.

Children for Health is "dedicated to the promotion of health education in developing countries, focused on developing children as ambassadors and communicators of essential health messages in their communities." The United Kingdom (UK)-based nonprofit organisation researches, develops, promotes, and distributes health education materials for...

The Why Poverty? documentary film series is comprised of eight one-hour films and thirty-four shorts originating from 28 different countries, which are designed to get people thinking and talking about poverty. "It has been said that, in this century, we have the tools and potential to overcome extreme poverty. But poverty persists, and the gap...

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Radio

 Health Research Manager - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.  We do this through implementing governance, health and resilience projects in partnership with civil...

Grounded in the belief that effective communication is the basis of malaria-related behaviour change for all stakeholders - women, their families, community leaders, programme managers, and health care providers - this communication strategy document, developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication...

Conflict Sensitive Journalism Trainer - Internews - Central African Republic

Position: Conflict Sensitive Journalism Trainer (CSJT)
Reports to: Project Director
Location: Embedded within different radio stations in the regions as security allows
Duration: 3 months minimum
Anticipated start date: March 2015
...

Ocean and Fisheries Media Researcher - Internews - Indonesia

Type of Appointment:  Consultancy or service contract(s) – fixed fee(s) of between US$5,000 and $12,000
Appointment requirements:  Candidates based in Indonesia with legal working status are required. Experience with media research, sector analysis, and/or marine conservation and ocean issues are...

With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and reproductive health, resulting in the conclusion that "the practice of engaging men in sexual and...

Launched in November 2011, Ni Nyampinga programme offers a quarterly magazine, a weekly radio show, and a networking platform designed to empower girls in Rwanda through information and positive role models. Loosely translated as the "beautiful girl inside out," Ni Nyampinga is led by Girl Hub Rwanda, part of the Girl Hub initiative, which is a...

Yegna (meaning "Ours" in Amharic) is Girl Hub Ethiopia's flagship programme comprising a radio drama, a radio talk show, and music platforms to champion girls' empowerment and create a national conversation about girls' potential. Yegna is led by Girl Hub Ethiopia, part of the Girl Hub initiative, a collaboration between the Department for...

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Television

 Health Research Manager - BBC Media Action - London, United Kingdom

Job Introduction

BBC Media Action is the BBC’s international development charity, which uses media and communications to tackle poverty and contribute to long-term change in some of the world’s poorest places.  We do this through implementing governance, health and resilience projects in partnership with civil...

Certified polio-free in 2014, India turned its attention to another public health challenge: the elimination of lymphatic filariasis (also called filaria or elephantiasis - "Hathipaon" in colloquial Hindi), which is a neglected tropical disease (NTD) that threatens nearly half of its population (500 million people).

With funding from USAID, the Tékponon Jikuagou Project of the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH), Georgetown University, United States, conducted an initial review of recent literature and programmes on male engagement in sexual and reproductive health, resulting in the conclusion that "the practice of engaging men in sexual and...

"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional media to provide crucial lifeline information resources for vulnerable people."

Authors: Claire Hooker and Julie Leask, originally published on November 5 2014, cross-posted on January 5 2015: Listen up, health officials - here's how to reduce "Ebolanoia".

"Unpredictable, unexpected events happen - frequently they are marked by uncertainty, confusion and a sense of urgency. Such events can lead to lack of trust - in organizations, people or immunization services. Having a pre-prepared communications plan in place can help minimize the potentially negative impact of such events."

"We hope that this will be a useful complement to the range of other communication tools and templates available to support the introduction of IPV."

"When issues of good governance and economic growth are discussed in the development community, the role of the media is increasingly seen as central to success....This paper presents an approach to developing a toolkit for monitoring and evaluation that will serve as a resource for media development practitioners."

This evaluation report outlines key findings related to Community Media Trust’s (CMT) Siyayinqoba Beat It! programme in South Africa based on The Third National HIV Communication Survey 2012. The objective of this analysis of the survey was to examine and measure awareness, knowledge, and exposure to Siyayinqoba Beat It! and to estimate impact...

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Community Participation

During the monsoon season (June to October), in some flood-prone communities in Bangladesh, children cannot attend school, and communities cannot access healthcare facilities when their villages are cut off from mainland services by flooding. Two "floating schools" on river boats are being supplied to teach children ages 6-14 and to offer...

Author:  Christina Wegs, January 26 2015 - December 10th was International Human Rights Day. This day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the UN General Assembly in 1948, which affirmed the rights...

In October 2013, a training in Salvador, Brazil, introducing a multimedia technology called Vojo, was presented to 20 youth in a quilombo community (a settlement of people originally of African origin), Ilha de Maré, which has no internet access. The training introduced a means of posting content in the internet with inexpensive mobile phones...

"The concept of citizen journalism has radically altered traditional news and information flows, encouraging greater interaction and interdependence. What challenges does this development pose for societies worldwide? What ethical questions does it raise?"

Grounded in the belief that effective communication is the basis of malaria-related behaviour change for all stakeholders - women, their families, community leaders, programme managers, and health care providers - this communication strategy document, developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication...

This 4-page case study discusses the findings of community-based monitoring (CBM) of health services conducted in twelve South African communities to assess and support quality health care and increase access to and participation in health care by adolescents. "CBM is a form of public oversight that uses local information to describe and track...

Author: Ranjani K. Murthy, January 20 2015 - The Context

Author: Dasha Ilic, January 16 2015 - The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has featured the prophet Muhammad on its front cover once again. The Prophet is crying, just as did the cartoonist...

"[A] social design focus should concentrate on context-specific innovations that open safe spaces for dialogue and create new ways of delivering motivating and clear messages to the general public by challenging normalised ideas. Ultimately, this article creates a platform upon which this type of social design thinking and output can develop...

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Materials

"The concept of citizen journalism has radically altered traditional news and information flows, encouraging greater interaction and interdependence. What challenges does this development pose for societies worldwide? What ethical questions does it raise?"

"Trainees will be able to effectively plan and implement a Barrier Analysis survey and use the results to inform their behavior change strategy."

"One way to get started [adding family planning to maternal and child health programmes] is through social and behavior change [BC]. That means learning about the community’s family planning knowledge, attitudes and practices, and then creating strategies based on what is learned."

Grounded in the belief that effective communication is the basis of malaria-related behaviour change for all stakeholders - women, their families, community leaders, programme managers, and health care providers - this communication strategy document, developed by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Communication...

"Good-quality reporting is all the more crucial as malaria control efforts seek to keep up with shifts in epidemiology and communication technologies. Well-written reports can lead to a better understanding of 'what works' in different contexts and are crucial to maximizing investments in research."

This interactive, "intelligent" comic book explores the ongoing battle with the parasite that causes malaria, by going inside the labs and the clinics where scientists are working to put an end to the disease. It is designed to serve as an educational tool that engages the next generation of malaria researchers, allowing students in schools and...

"As you read through this Toolkit, think about how you can share and promote an understanding of the child rights approach with others and how you can apply it to your activities and programming."

"The tool enables users (a) to quickly test future goal scenarios, including changes in the method mix, and (b) to compare those future scenarios with past performance to determine whether current goals are feasible."

This comic book on malaria forms part of the WASH 4 ALL (water, sanitation and hygiene for all) comic book series, which is being created "to positively engage youths in the fight against diseases related to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene."

The series is being produced by Horizon International, a non-governmental organisation based...

"Without question, communication is playing an increasingly important role within complex emergencies. New information and communication technologies and burgeoning social media use are combining with the extensive reach and use of traditional media to provide crucial lifeline information resources for vulnerable people."

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The Communication Initiative Network: Review, Search, Connect, Share

♦ 88,000 people engaged or with an interest in media and communication for development, social and behavioural change - growing on a daily basis.

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♦ The network is across 200 countries and territories. 30% are in NON-OECD countries. 70% are communication, media, social and behavioural change focused. 30% are policy makers, funders and technical experts in other areas of Development - from economists, epidemiologists, water engineers, health system strengthening folks and much more.

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ogina Hillary's picture

I work for a human rights organization that deals with advocacy on Land Policy to shield land dependent and marginalised groups in Kenya. 

I am intrested on Online content development...

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Md. A. Halim Miah

Coordinator, Practical Answer Bangladesh 

He did his first degree and Master’s in Anthropology in 1995.  Then started his career as...

Radiance Acappella's picture

Radiance Acappella is a music group comprising of male youths. We advocate for behaviour change in youth through music. We would love to participate in awareness campaigns through our music

sophie.chalk's picture

IBT publishes research into the role of the media in development and how to better engage the media.

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me gusta revisar y leer investigaciones que traten d ela comunicacion entre padres e hijos sobre temas de sualidad

Anand Shekhar's picture

WASH professional with more than 15 years of experience in managing large scale water and snitation programmes.

Dorothea Hendricks's picture

Our university students are trained as Peer Educators and community leaders.  We bus in high school learners on a programme to educate, train, advocate and present in a fun way, programmes...

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Interested to understand the evolution of conflict in the world

Xavier's picture

Epidemiology of infectious diseases, impact of interventions, research in low and middle income countries.

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Has 16 years of fundamental ground-up experiences in the areas of Health, Social protection, Child Rights, Workers development.  He has worked in multiple settings – Urban, Urban Poor Setting...

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Lifeline Energy is a mission-driven non-profit, formerly known as Freeplay Foundation. We design, manufacture and distribute solar-powered and wind-up media players and radios for classroom and...

Arielle506's picture

social work, pediatric and adult oncology, pediatric and adult palliative care, child development, HIV/AIDS, grief and bereavement, medical anthropology

Eleonor Fritsman's picture

Soy escritora y animadora socio cultural (ahora en promoción en la lectura) y soy miembro fundador y activo de una Biblioteca

Peggy Walters's picture

Director, Third Voice Communications Consultancy. Founder.  Provide strategic leadership of stakeholder relationship management and communications.  Taking ideas...

Claire Espey's picture

Claire Espey is a health promotion specialist with significant experience in capacity building, project cycle management, advocacy and partnership development for public health projects in non-...

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Career editor, bureau chief and foreign correspondent with extensive experience in media capacity building, journalism training and media advocacy. Specialise in post-conflict environments of...

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A photographer, writer, editor and educator, David's professional experience includes eight years of NGOwork in East and Central Africa, where he traveled extensively documenting and promoting...

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Consultor en temas de comunicacionparale cambio social. Intereses en cine, fotografía, cultura, comunicación alternativa...

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Looking for access to the following report:

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Stephanie Shapiro's picture

Baltimore Sun journalist, 1985 to 2009.

Freelance writer.

Senior writer, Johns Hopkins Medicine, 2010-2014.

Communications Associate, 2014 until present. 

Ebola News Feed

Africa: Ebola Experts Say 16 Other Bat Viruses Could Infect Man
Jan 26 2015 - 4:45am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Scientists looking for Ebola in bats have identified 16 other viruses in the animal which could jump to humans and potentially cause a disease outbreak on a similar scale to the West African crisis, a health security expert said on Friday.

Liberia: 'Just Five Cases of Ebola Left'
Jan 26 2015 - 2:54am
[Deutsche Welle]A nurse who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola on British soil has been discharged from hospital after making a complete recovery. It comes as the UN announced just five confirmed Ebola cases in Liberia.

Sierra Leone Government Officials Laud Saah Joseph Member Of The Liberian Parliament In Ebola Fight
Jan 25 2015 - 5:03am
(PHOTO CAPTION - Sierra Leone Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister I, Mr. Foday Sawi) A member of the Liberian Parliament and team leader of  the Liberian Ebola Medical Team currently in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saah Hardy Joseph has been praised by  that Country’s Government for being thoughtful in joining health workers in that Country to battle out the deadly Ebola virus. The Liberian...

Liberians Excited Over Arrival Of 300 Vials Of Ebola Vaccine To Help Reduce The High Rate Of Death From This Deadly Virus
Jan 25 2015 - 4:14am
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus has arrived in Liberia Friday for a massive clinical trial involving up to 30,000 people in West Africa. London-based GSK said Friday the initial shipment contains 300 vials and will be tested in the Ebola hot zone in the coming weeks. The company employs about 5,000 people in the Triangle. The vaccine testing...

Ebola will not be gone in any country until it is gone from every country
Jan 25 2015 - 3:00am
Mr Chairman, Your Excellencies, Thank you very much indeed, and I’d like to thank Members of the Executive Board as well for the opportunity to be here and speaking with you today. I’d like to address my remarks to the people and members of government and partners who are from the countries touched by the Ebola outbreak. I’d like to acknowledge the presence of fellow keynote speaker here...

Ebola is not the end of the world, and it can be beaten
Jan 25 2015 - 3:00am
President, Vice President, Director-General of the World Health Organization, honorable ministers, distinguished delegates, colleagues, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I greet you all. My story is entitled “Ebola is not the end of the world.”

World Band Forecasts US$25bn Economic Losses For West Africa
Jan 23 2015 - 2:12pm
A World Bank Group economic report from October 8, 2014 has revealed that the West Africa region alone could experience a downside scenario of US$25 billion in economic losses in 2015.   The report made specific mention on the economic impact and stressed that the Ebola epidemic will also continue to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone even as transmission rates in the...

LIBERIA: VP Boaka Presents Fish To Guinea, Sierra Leone
Jan 23 2015 - 2:08pm
Liberian Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has donated two 40-foot containers of tuna fish to the Governments and Peoples of Sierra Leone and Guinea on behalf of the Government of Liberia. A release from the office of the vice president said Friday the gift is intended to beef up the fight against the Ebola virus that has plagued the Mano River basin since March of 2014.   Vice President Boakai...

Long-awaited Ebola vaccine study coming soon in Liberia
Jan 23 2015 - 12:14pm
{By LAURAN NEERGAARD -AP Medical Writer} WASHINGTON (AP) - Long-awaited studies of two possible Ebola vaccines are set to begin in West Africa in a couple of weeks, starting in Liberia, U.S. officials said Thursday. The first study will compare the two experimental vaccines with dummy shots in hopes of proving whether either really protects against the Ebola virus, which has devastated Liberia,...

Sierra Leone: Ebola - Situation Improving, but Much Life Still On Hold
Jan 23 2015 - 10:05am
[African Arguments]The number of Ebola deaths in Sierra Leone has now risen to over 3,000. WHO reports that as of 14 January there have been a total of 10,124 Ebola cases and 3,062 deaths.

Sierra Leone: Emergency Anti-Malaria Drive Reaches 2.5 Million
Jan 23 2015 - 9:19am
[Thomson Reuters Foundation]London -Sierra Leone has given anti-malaria drugs to more than 2.5 million people in Ebola-affected areas and significantly reduced the number of patients with fever that might have been mistaken for Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

New Ebola Drug, Vaccine Trials to Begin Soon
Jan 23 2015 - 4:29am
New Ebola vaccine and treatment trials are about to begin in West Africa, U.S. officials say. In roughly two weeks, a study of two vaccines in Liberia will begin enrolling health workers, burial teams and others at high risk of infection, said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. About 27,000 people will get one of the vaccines or a placebo. In...

Bad News for BYC and FC Fassell
Jan 23 2015 - 4:17am
By: Edwin Boy Dolo - Liberia two representatives to the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup have been mandated by the Africa Football Governing Body (CAF) to search for foreign venues for their home matches. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has maintained its ban on football activities in Liberia, meaning Barrack Young Controller and Football Club Fassell will have to explore...

LIBERIA: Gender Ministry Reports 554 Rape cases in 2014
Jan 23 2015 - 4:02am
The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has reported a total of 554 rape cases in the country in 2014.   Montserrado County accounts for 428 cases, while the other 14 counties account for 126 cases during the period under review.   Making the disclosure at a meeting with the Health Committee of the House of Representatives Thursday, Minister Julia Duncan-Cassel revealed that 512 of...

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone's Jimmy B - 'We Had to Tell Ebola to Go'
Jan 23 2015 - 3:52am
[Ebola Deeply]The fight against Ebola has inspired countless musical tracks and videos across West Africa and beyond. But what impact has the virus had on the region's music industry? To find out, Cinnatus Dumbaya caught up with Sierra Leone music star Jimmy B.