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Emergencies preparedness, response

Preparedness map of priority countries in Africa

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.

Ebola preparedness activities

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.