West African Nations Begin Ebola Recovery, But Disease Persists In Some Areas

Deseret News: As Sierra Leone emerges from Ebola crisis, new innovations are helping poor villages
“…While [Ebola] has not been completely eradicated, the number of new cases has slowed to a trickle, and when the country’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, visited Washington this week, he said it was time to turn the focus beyond Ebola. That means rebuilding the economy of what was already one of the poorest nations in the world, and encouraging farmers afraid to get out because of Ebola to return to their fields…” (Curtis, 4/29).

IRIN: Vaccination teams defeat ‘Ebola effect’ in Guinea
“…[T]hanks to an exhaustive door-to-door effort, promoting the benefits of the [measles] vaccine and dispelling myths about Ebola, nearly 100,000 children between the ages of six months and 10 years in Guinea’s southeastern Gueckedou region are now protected against the highly contagious measles virus…” (Lazuta, 4/29).

U.N. News Centre: New U.N. special envoy on Ebola response makes first visit to Sierra Leone
“The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) [Wednesday] said that surveillance and community engagement still require improvement in some areas of Guinea and Sierra Leone where new cases continued to surface, a day after the new Special Representative for U.N. Ebola Response, Peter Graff, was informed of a continued transmission epicenter on the border between those two countries…” (4/29).