Emergencies preparedness, response

Rapid guidance on the decommissioning of Ebola care facilities


Publication details

Number of pages: 41
Publication date: March 2015
Languages: English
WHO reference number: WHO/EVD/Guidance/Strategy/15.1



In light of the decline in new Ebola cases, strategies are now needed to scale down the activities and bed capacities in Ebola care facilities. These facilities include Ebola treatment units, community care centres, Ebola treatment centres and isolation centres. The Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone; WHO; CDC; ICAN and UNICEF have jointly developed this rapid guidance and checklist to assist national governments and partners as they begin this process. This rapid guidance pertains to protecting the safety and repurposing of infrastructures and resources previously used for the Ebola outbreak to care for Ebola patients.

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