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Friday 26 June 2015

Nigeria: Humanitarian crisis

 An account by Ben Foot, Nigeria Country Director, Save the Children

Every night after dinner Musa’s father would tell jokes to his seven children, leaving them in fits of laughter as they readied for bed.

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Wednesday 17 June 2015

Children report increased exploitation, teenage pregnancies in Ebola-affected Sierra Leone

Children across Sierra Leone report that exploitation and violence against girls has increased during the year-long Ebola epidemic, resulting in rising cases of teenage pregnancies, according to a new report launched today by three leading aid agencies.

Plan International, Save the Children and World Vision International, with the support of UNICEF, recently consulted over 1,100 girls and boys aged 7 to 18 from nine districts about the impact of Ebola, which has killed more than 3,500 people in Sierra Leone.

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Thursday 4 June 2015

ThoughtWorks and Save the Children develop innovative electronic medical record system for highly infectious medical outbreaks

 

ThoughtWorks, in partnership with Save the Children, has developed an open-source and adaptable electronic medical record (EMR) system to facilitate the rapid collection of high-quality patient data under stressful and potentially dangerous conditions, thereby replacing often dangerous paper-based systems.

 

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Monday 16 February 2015

Ebola crisis: Save the Children supports safe reopening of one in five Liberian schools

Save the Children is actively supporting the long-anticipated re-opening of hundreds of schools in Liberia today following a six-month educational hiatus due to the Ebola crisis.

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Thursday 12 February 2015

Blog: Ebola - a story of recovery, but life cannot return to normal

By Gemma Gillie

A six-foot security fence surrounds Gbanger sports stadium in Bong County, Liberia. It separates Ebola ‘contacts’ (those who don’t have symptoms but have been in direct contact with Ebola patients) from the villagers nearby.

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