Ebola outbreak in West Africa: staff care resources

Report
from People In Aid
Published on 11 Aug 2014 View Original

As the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows and the number of deaths is increasing, it is critical to keep both communities, and those who are there to help them, safe. What should aid organisations be thinking about to support their staff in affected areas?

Resources

People In Aid has a range of staff care resources available on our online resource centre.

Members have access to the Policy Bank, which holds past policies on staff care and preventing HIV and other infectious diseases, as well as evacuation procedures.

Below is a list of websites which the team at People In Aid thinks may be of use for those needing the latest information on the spread of the ebola virus.

Government / advice

WHO

www.who.int

Specialist area: Latest updates on outbreak, resources including factsheets and advice for travellers.

Gov.uk

www.gov.uk

Specialist area: Official UK government response; information for aid workers (download)

Health

Centre for Disease Control & Prevention

www.cdc.gov

Specialist area: Collated news pieces, updates and factsheets, also specific information on topics such as transmission, symptoms and prevention.

Interhealth

www.interhealth.org.uk

Specialist area: Latest updates, information by country and resources relating to outbreak.

Medbox

www.medbox.org

Specialist area: Toolboxes to allow quick access to thematic areas, including an Ebola toolbox.

Media

Thomson Reuters Foundation

www.trust.org/humanitarian

Specialist area: crisis profile and links

BBC News

www.bbc.co.uk/news

Specialist area: latest news