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
The UN World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official end to the large-scale 2014/15 EVD outbreak in West Africa in January 2016. The most recent confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa was identified in Guinea on April 6, 2016. In June, WHO declared an end to EVD clusters in Guinea and Liberia; WHO previously declared an end to the latest EVD cluster in Sierra Leone in March. All three countries completed 90 days of heightened surveillance per WHO’s recommended guidance.
In FY 2016, the U.S. Government (USG) continued to respond to humanitarian needs related to the outbreak. As the number of new EVD cases declined, USG partners transitioned from emergency response activities toward efforts to build national- and community-level capacity to prepare for and respond to future infectious disease outbreaks. Since FY 2014, the USG has responded with more than $2.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for EVD response efforts.