- In March 2014, a rapidly evolving outbreak of Ebola haemorrhagic fever started in Guinea. The outbreak subsequently spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and Mali.
- 1 Aug 2014: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia launched a joint US$ 100 million response plan.
- 8 Aug 2014: WHO declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
- 28 Aug 2014: WHO issued a "roadmap" to scale up the international response.
- 19 Sep 2014: UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) established.
- 17 Oct 2014: WHO declared Senegal free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 20 Oct 2014: WHO declared Nigeria free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 19 Jan 2015: WHO declared Mali free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 21 Jan 2015: Updated Overview of Needs and Requirements for Jan-Jun 2015 launched.
- 8 May 2015: WHO declared Liberia free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 31 Jul 2015: UNMEER closed and transitioned oversight of the UN system’s Ebola emergency response to WHO as of 1 Aug.
- 7 Nov 2015: WHO declared Sierra Leone free of Ebola virus transmission.
- 29 Dec 2015: WHO declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea.
- 14 Jan 2016: WHO declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and said all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa.
- 15 Jan 2016: A new case of Ebola has been confirmed in Sierra Leone. The country is still in a 90-day period of enhanced surveillance following the declaration on 7 November 2015 of the end of Ebola transmission in the country.
- 17 Mar 2016: WHO and the government of Sierra Leone marked the end of the recent flare-up of Ebola virus disease in the country.
- 18 Mar 2016: Guinean health officials in the region alerted WHO and partners on 16 March to 3 unexplained deaths in recent weeks in the village of Koropara and said other members of the same family are currently showing symptoms characteristic of Ebola.
- 29 Mar 2016: WHO said Ebola situation in West Africa no longer constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
- 1 Jun 2016: WHO declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea.
9 Jun 2016: WHO declares the end of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia.
- UNMEER Situation Reports
Appeals & Funding
- International Ebola Recovery Conference, 9-10 Jul 2015
- Business Engagement Guide - In-kind Donations and Direct Engagement
Interview with MSF psychiatrist Frédéric Gelly
Two years after the peak of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, survivors, as well as their families and health workers, are gradually rebuilding their lives. As MSF transfers its mental health services to the Liberian Ministry of Health, MSF psychiatrist Frédéric Gelly describes the process of psychological healing.
What effect did the Ebola epidemic have on people’s mental health?
More than two and a half years after the Ebola outbreak officially began, MSF is now closing its last projects in West Africa dedicated to caring for people who survived the disease.
L’Institut de Médecine Tropicale (IMT) d’Anvers que soutient la Coopération belge au développement, a accueilli en septembre, environ 250 experts et spécialistes internationaux du secteur de la santé. L’objectif était de discuter des progrès réalisés face au virus Ebola au cours de la conférence internationale « 8th International Symposium on Filoviruses & 58th ITM colloquium - Ebola: 40 years after Yambuku » qui était organisée à Anvers.
Nine in 10 health facilities in Liberia do not meet the health ministry's standards for water supplies, said WaterAid
More than two years after the world's worst Ebola outbreak began in West Africa, health facilities in Liberia are struggling to operate due to a lack of running water and functioning toilets, sanitation charity WaterAid said on Friday.
Highlights during the reporting week
- Fifteen neonatal deaths reported from nine Counties - Four maternal deaths reported from four Counties
99.9% (739/740) of expected health facilities reported from 90 health districts across 15 counties.
99.6% (737/740) of health facilities submitted timely report to the district level.
98.9% (89/90) of health districts submitted timely reports to County level.
50% (45/90) of health districts sent zero reports.
No new EVD cases reported since April 2016
Response actors continue to strengthen health care capacity and surveillance systems in EVD-affected countries to mitigate the impacts of future disease outbreaks
USG provides more than $406 million in FY 2016 humanitarian funding for EVD response activities
Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.
13 October 2016, GENEVA – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today marked International Day for Disaster Reduction by recognising five outstanding examples of successful efforts to reduce disaster mortality.
Today marks the beginning of the “Sendai Seven Campaign: Seven Targets, Seven Years” which references the seven targets for reducing disaster losses in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted by UN Member States in March, 2015.
By Denis McClean
GENEVA, 11 October 2016 - Nigeria has been Ebola-free since it narrowly avoided being sucked into the escalation of the highly contagious haemorrhagic fever outbreak which devastated its neighbours, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone resulting in the loss of over 11,000 lives.
This report, produced by the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health to document its work on HC3’s Ebola Risk Communication project in Liberia, details the project’s goals of understanding and documenting Ebola-related communication efforts in the country to better inform communication approaches to future crises. This resulted in the development of a codebook that was then applied in order to further analyze the messages communicated across various media sources.
Description of the Disaster
September 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 3
What do providers need to effectively provide LARCs?
What has 20 years of evidence taught us about postabortion care?
Are programs ready to remove contraceptive implants?
Ebola Virus Disease: what it takes for a successful clinical surveillance and data collection system.
How to ensure timely referrals and adequate followup of children discharged from hospitals in Uganda?
Les nouvelles récoltes en cours améliorent l’accès des ménages aux vivres
The logistics bases at Conakry and Nzerekore were closed in July. The construction of the new logistics base in Coyah has begun.
Nutrition programmes focused on moderate acute malnutrition and chronic malnutrition have continued in August. 6,000 children and pregnant and nursing women benefited from targeted supplementary feeding programmes. Nutritional assistance programmes for HIV and TB patients and their families are in preparation for August.
Description of the disaster
Description of the disaster
UNHRD continues to dispatch operational equipment for its Partners, most recently supporting WFP by sending ICT equipment to Freetown in Sierra Leone.
During the worst of the crisis, UNHRD facilities in Accra and Las Palmas served as regional staging areas and the Accra depot hosted UNMEER headquarters.