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02 Mar 2017 description


• Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2016, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at local, national, and regional levels.

12 Nov 2016 description

On 10 November 2016, as a side event to the 8th Review Conference of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BWTC), the GCSP co-organised a panel discussion jointly with VERTIC and the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment (GET) Consortium with the support of the UK Government and the International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI).

The topic was "Adressing the Biosecurity Governance: Challenges Posed by the Ebola Epidemic". The event was chaired by Dr Lorna Miller (UK Delegation).

20 Oct 2016 description


19 Oct 2016 description

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.

13 Oct 2016 description


  • 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


13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

07 Sep 2016 description

Combined Monthly Ebola Operations Update
No 36
30 August 2016

Current epidemiological situation, country-specific information + Post-Ebola systems strengthening

23 Aug 2016 description

CaLP in West Africa is launching a new Cash and Ebola project that aims to optimize the use of CTP in future crises by documenting, analyzing and providing recommendations from the use of CTP in the Ebola Crisis.

Project background and CTP in Ebola Outbreak

08 Aug 2016 description

By Evelyne Karanja

NAIROBI, August 8, 2016 - Two years after the largest ever outbreak of Ebola, the affected West African countries are moving to reduce mortality from future disaster events by bringing disaster risk management and health closer together.

The Ebola pandemic which started in March 2014 claimed a total of 11,310 lives in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and a further 15,227 laboratory confirmed cases were reported as of April 2016. It also resulted in significant economic losses.

02 Aug 2016 description

Current epidemiological situation, country-specific information + Post-Ebola systems strengthening

Guinea declared an end to Ebola virus transmission on 1 June. On 9 June the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the end of the most recent outbreak of EVD in Liberia.

Having contained the last Ebola virus outbreak in March 2016, Sierra Leone has maintained heightened surveillance with testing of all reported deaths and prompt investigation and testing of all suspected cases.

21 Jul 2016 description

UN agencies, funds and programmes are supporting the Government in their work to build a better, more resilient Sierra Leone.

In this newsletter, you will find examples of the work of the UN family.

12 Jul 2016 description

Kenya - IOM last week (6-8 July) organized a three-day training on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

The workshop, which brought together 35 health assessment physicians from across Africa, was designed to enhance participants’ knowledge and skills in effectively and efficiently preventing, detecting and responding to public health events occurring in health assessment settings.

08 Jul 2016 description


 IOM field staff completed the Participatory Mapping and Field Observation phase in Kambia’s 4 border chiefdoms, one of the three priority areas of the Health, Border, and Mobility Management (HBMM) project funded by US CDC. In Bombali, IOM staff have begun a similar mapping exercise as part of a Government of Japan Funded Project on strengthening border health.

06 Jul 2016 description

When torrential rains hit Sierra Leone last year small businesses like that of 42 year old Rugiatu Daniel were badly affected. The economic and social scars of those monsoon rains have still not healed for Rugiatu, who is the breadwinner of a family of six.

“I still haven’t fully recovered from the September 17 flooding,” she said. “I lost almost everything.”

01 Jul 2016 description



Emergency aid and reconstruction measures supported by Switzerland directly benefit around three and a half million people a year.
Given their scale and tragic consequences, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has focused its attention on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, and the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (p. 8)


10 Jun 2016 description
  • L’urgence de santé publique de portée internationale liée à Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest a été déclarée terminée le 29 mars 2016. Au total, 28 616 cas confirmés, probables et suspects ont été notifiés en Guinée, au Libéria et en Sierra Leone, dont 11 310 décès.