Emergencies preparedness, response

Partners in the Ebola response

Participants of health worker training coming out of protective isolation, Margibi, Liberia
WHO/C. Bailey

The Ebola outbreak outpaced the ability of any one government or organization to contain and stop it. The international community responded to the appeals for help from the UN with a vast array of much-needed support. Such support came in a variety of ways: from sending medical teams and mobile laboratories, to building treatment centres, to donating funds and supplies, to providing training, to deploying specialists in areas such as epidemiology, community engagement and anthropology. Here we look at all the different roles partners have played and continue to play in the Ebola response. Be they major international organizations with long experience in emergencies or small local groups that have sprung up to meet a need, all have made a difference.