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Ecumenical Ebola Response newsletter

Newsletter N° 3, 27 February 2015

The valuable role churches and faith communities play in addressing the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa through their role in health services was noted by a key World Health Organization (WHO) representative at the February biennial meeting of Africa Christian Health Platform (ACHAP) in Nairobi. It was reported there that the world is making progress in the fight against Ebola. The meeting is the focus of the articles in this edition of the newsletter.

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Newsletter N° 2, 19 December 2014

This edition of the Ecumenical Ebola Response newsletter shows the roadmap hammered out at the Nairobi consultation that brought together religious leaders and faith-based health workers from all over Africa, and the WCC-led follow-up meeting with United Nations and international groups in Geneva. The newsletter touches on the response to Ebola from the broader community and shares observations of a church leader in Ghana.

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Newsletter N° 1, 26 November 2014

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the first health issue that has been declared "a global security threat" by the UN. It is a public health crisis and a complex emergency requiring extraordinary emergency measures to contain it and to save as many lives as possible. The Ebola outbreak has also highlighted the crucial role that faith communities can play as part of a multi-sectorial response to address the crisis. This newsletter aims to keep you informed of that starting with stories from the WCC consultation, A Collaborative Response to the Ebola Crisis at Regional and Level held in Nairobi, Kenya from 24-26 November.

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