Over the past 12 months, technical assistance in priority countries has led to significant progress in Ebola preparedness. The Preparedness Dashboard demonstrates an increase in overall preparedness at the country-level from 19% (at baseline) to 62% (31 December 2015) among the priority countries. Furthermore, 11 of the 14 countries have achieved a score of 50% against the Ebola Preparedness Checklist, which signals they are equipped to test their response systems.
July 2015 -- Since 2014, over 110 countries have received support to strengthen public health response capacities in relation to Ebola virus disease (EVD). Since October 2014, WHO has deployed over 230 individuals to support preparedness efforts in priority countries. As of May 2015, 7 of the 14 priority countries have successfully achieved a heightened level of preparedness, according to WHO assessment criteria.
- Ebola Preparedness Strengthening Team country visits - mission reports
- Consolidated Ebola virus disease preparedness checklist
- Ebola preparedness: Taking stock and moving forward
- Early detection, assessment and response to acute public health events
- Technical note for Ebola preparedness planning for entry screening at airports, ports and land crossings
Stories from the field
Latest updates on the outbreak
End of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia
End of Ebola transmission in Guinea
Beyond Ebola, keeping patients and health workers safe
Liberia and Guinea discharge final Ebola patients in latest flare-up and begin 42 days of heightened surveillance
The role of training in the West Africa Ebola response
Looking, hopefully, towards an Ebola-free future