EBOLA: THE RECOVERY
The Ebola Virus outbreak derailed lives and livelihoods in some of the most vulnerable countries in the world, infecting over 28,600 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, killing 11,300. In response, USAID led a U.S. Government effort, to contain the disease and bring the number of cases to zero. Despite this success, Ebola related fears and restrictions continue to have direct, negative impacts in all three countries. These include: a retraction in previous development gains; severely disrupted economic and social activity; and a decline in the delivery of essential government services.
USAID, in partnership with the host governments and international donors, is implementing a robust set of development programs to address the second order impacts and ensure that Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and other nations in the region are prepared to effectively prevent, detect, and respond to future outbreaks.
5 KEY TARGET INTERVENTIONS
USAID/Food for Peace (FFP) is taking a market-based approach to support households, communities, and agricultural markets to recover from the food security impacts of the Ebola Virus Disease crisis. Learn more about Food Security
HEALTH SERVICES AND HEALTH SYSTEMS
The Ebola outbreak significantly reduced basic healthcare services in the three countries, including infant delivery, maternal care, and treatment of common diseases like malaria. Learn more about Health Services
and Health Systems
INNOVATION TECHNOLOGY AND PARTNERSHIPS
National efforts to respond to the outbreak were hampered by communications and technology weaknesses in the health information systems (HIS) of all three countries. Learn more about innovation technology and partnerships
GOVERNANCE & ECONOMIC CRISIS MITIGATION
USAID supports programs that strengthen governments’ ability to provide needed services, attract private sector investment in local economies and empower civil society. Learn more about Governance & Economic Crisis Mitigation
GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY AGENDA
The United States is in partnerships with, and support of, countries that are developing the capacity to prevent, detect and respond to future disease outbreaks. Learn more about the Global Health Security Agenda
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Click here to learn about:
- Signs and Symptoms
- Risk of Exposure
- For Healthcare Workers
World Health Organization (WHO)
Emergency Committee convened. Find their statement on the 2018 outbreak.
WHO Director General visits Ebola-affected areas in the DR Congo. See news release.
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Check out their page for health care providers across the nation who are concerned with Ebola.