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Sierra Leone - proposal to award a grant of USD 1,000,000 as emergency assistance to fight the Ebola virus disease epidemic


On Monday 25 May 2014, the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation declared an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone following the laboratory confirmation of a suspected case from Kailahun district.The district is located in the eastern region of Sierra Leone sharing borders with Guinea and Liberia. This outbreak appears to be a spillover from the on-going outbreak in Guinea and Liberia since March 2014. As of 4th August 2014 a total number of 591 confirmed cases and 214 deaths have been reported from eleven out of the thirteen districts of the country (See number of cases and deaths by districts in table 1 in Annex I)

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