Ebola response phase 3: Framework for achieving and sustaining a resilient zero
The purpose of the Ebola response Phase 3 framework is to incorporate new knowledge and tools into the ongoing Ebola response and recovery work to achieve and sustain a "resilient zero". Phase 3 of the response builds upon the rapid scale-up of treatment beds, safe and dignified burial teams, and behaviour change capacities during Phase 1 (August-December 2014); and the enhanced capacities for case finding, contract tracing, and community engagement during Phase 2 (January-July 2015). This framework incorporates new developments and breakthroughs in Ebola control, from vaccines, diagnostics and response operations to survivor counselling and care.
Phase 3 objectives: Objective 1 - To accurately define and rapidly interrupt all remaining chains of Ebola transmission. Objective 2 - To identify, manage and respond to the consequences of residual Ebola risks.
The chapters include:
- Context for the outbreak and descriptions of Objectives 1 and 2
- Risks to the implementation of Phase 3
- Priorities to operationalize Phase 3
- Phase 3 and early recovery
- Key timelines & milestones for Phase 3.