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13 Oct 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

08 Jul 2016 description

Foreword

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH Director, CDC Corresponding author: Thomas R. Frieden, Office of the Director, CDC; Telephone: 404-639-7000; E-mail: TFrieden@cdc.gov.

The 2014–2016 Ebola virus disease (Ebola) epidemic in West Africa required a massive international response by many partners to assist the affected countries and tested the world’s readiness to respond to global health emergencies.

24 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Governments of Guinea and Liberia report no new EVD cases since April 6; WHO declares end to March/April clusters

  • Guinea and Liberia discharge remaining EVD patients from treatment, complete 42 days of heightened surveillance

  • USAID/OFDA provides more than $8.5 million for recovery efforts in Guinea and Sierra Leone

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Apr 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guinea confirms seven EVD cases between March 17 and April 6

  • Liberia confirms three EVD cases since March 31; genetic sequencing identifies link to Guinea cluster

  • USG partners respond to new EVD cases in Guinea and Liberia

  • USAID/OFDA provides $3 million for community-level and integrated disease surveillance in Sierra Leone

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 Mar 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Three new EVD cases confirmed in Guinea; more than 1,000 contacts identified

 WHO declares end to Sierra Leone’s most recent EVD cluster

 GoL launches electronic platform for Liberian health workers to track and report public health threats

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Mar 2016 description

Kathryn G. Curran, PhD1,2; James J. Gibson, ; MD3; Dennis Marke, ; MD4; Victor Caulker4; John Bomeh4; John T. Redd, MD5; Sudhir Bunga, MD6; Joan Brunkard, PhD2; Peter H. Kilmarx, MD7 (View author affiliations)

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26 Feb 2016 description

Janet T. ScottComments to Author(http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/22/4/15-1302_article#comment) , Foday R. Sesay, Thomas A. Massaquoi, Baimba R. Idriss, Foday Sahr, and Malcolm G. Semple

22 Feb 2016 description

Launched in 2005 by President George W. Bush and expanded under President Barack Obama, the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) is a historic U.S. Government effort to lead the fight against malaria. Since the beginning of the Obama Administration, with the support of Congress, annual funding levels for PMI doubled.

21 Feb 2016 description

INTRODUCTION :

La cartographie des risques de santé publique dans les zones frontalières mise en oeuvre conjointement par l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations et l’Institut National de la Statistique (INS) se déroule en deux étapes :

1- Cartographie participative : L’objectif principal est d’identifier et classer les sites considérés comme prioritaires par les communautés locales. Mais il s’agit également de :

19 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No confirmed EVD cases reported in West Africa in nearly one month

  • Sierra Leone discharges most recent EVD patient; all known contacts complete 21-day monitoring period

  • USAID/OFDA partners scale up preparedness activities in Liberia

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoSL and partners launch response to two new confirmed EVD cases in Sierra Leone

  • WHO declares end to EVD outbreak in Guinea

  • Liberia commemorates end to most recent EVD outbreak; response actors transition to surveillance activities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • No EVD cases reported in West Africa in nearly one month

  • All contacts in Liberia complete 21-day monitoring period

  • USAID/OFDA partners support adherence to IPC protocols in Liberia

  • DART works to bolster PPE pipeline in Guinea

KEY DEVELOPMENTS