Sierra Leone: Maternal Deaths Could Rise Sharply

[Concord] A new World Bank report published last week in the Lancet Global Health has shown that maternal deaths could rise sharply as the number of medical workers who have lost their lives in the Ebola outbreak reached approximately 12% since last year.
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New cases are down to 15 a week from a high of 128 in April, but outbreaks are still popping up in remote and dangerous mining areas.
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The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, experts meeting in Geneva said on Friday.
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Ebola is infecting and killing people in a gold mining area of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, and the "complex and dangerous" outbreak still constitutes an international emergency, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
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UN says deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo still qualifies as global emergency
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Ebola outbreak in Congo still warrants being classified as a global emergency, WHO's director-general says.
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The 2014 –2016 Ebola outbreak was a wake-up call regarding the critical importance of resilient health systems. Fragile health systems can become overwhelmed during public health crises, further exacerbating th...
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The number of confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has been relatively low in recent weeks, with 15 new confirmed cases reported in North Kivu and Ituri provinces during the epidemiological week of 7 October through 13 October (Figure 1).
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Several countries that have never experienced the problem, including Nigeria which is home to 191 million people, are particularly at risk - both now and in the years ahead.
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Environmental destruction risks increasing the spread of deadly diseases including Ebola and malaria, with serious consequences for future public health
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Carrion flies inside your hood. Sweat turns your gloves into water balloons. This is tough work, but it could predict disease outbreaks.
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