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11 Jan 2016 description

1. Background

The Ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 in West Africa and the repercussions it had at international level have substantially changed our perception and understanding of global health security. In this context, DG SANTE, together with the Luxembourg Presidency, organised a conference on "lessons learned for public health from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa – how to improve preparedness and response in the EU for future outbreaks”.

The event took place in Mondorf-les-Bains (Luxembourg) from Monday 12 October to Wednesday 14 October 2015.

10 Jul 2015 description

The Current Situation and Financial Assistance

West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have been the most affected countries. Over 27, 514 people have been infected, more than 11,220 of whom have died.

10 Jul 2015 description

La Commission européenne annoncera aujourd'hui l'octroi d'une aide d'environ 450 millions d'euros destinée à soutenir le redressement des trois pays les plus touchés par le virus Ebola, à savoir la Guinée, la Sierra Leone et le Liberia. La mesure sera annoncée par M. Christos Stylianides, commissaire chargé de l’aide humanitaire et de la gestion des crises et coordinateur de l'UE pour la lutte contre le virus Ebola, à l'occasion de la «Conférence internationale sur le relèvement après l'Ebola» organisée par les Nations unies à New York.

02 Mar 2015 description

Brussels, 02 March 2015

West Africa is facing the largest and most complex Ebola epidemic on record. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the most affected countries. Over 22 900 people have been infected, more than 9 200 of whom have died.

02 Mar 2015 description

Bruxelles, 02 mars 2015

L'Afrique de l’Ouest est confrontée à l'épidémie d’Ebola la plus importante et la plus complexe jamais enregistrée. La Guinée, le Liberia et la Sierra Leone sont les pays les plus touchés. Plus de 22 900 personnes ont été infectées et 9 200 d'entre elles sont décédées.

24 Feb 2015 description
report European Commission

Summary: 24 February 2015, Brussels - The fight against Ebola has moved one step closer to an effective treatment against the disease. Thanks to EU funding from the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) last night announced encouraging evidence that the antiviral drug favipiravir might be an effective treatment against early Ebola disease.

16 Jan 2015 description
report European Commission

Summary: 16 January 2015, Brussels - The EU has acted decisively since the early stages of the current Ebola crisis and is today announcing its latest actions in the field of research. Support to research is part of the EU's response, together with humanitarian aid, expertise, international coordination and longer-term development assistance.