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Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

 

The role of training in the West Africa Ebola response

The magnitude of the 2014-2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak combined with a dearth of local and international expertise in tackling the disease necessitated training on a mass scale. Over the duration of the epidemic, WHO and partners trained more than 8,000 health professionals from over 80 nations, including the Ebola-affected countries.

The training courses focused on protecting first responders through disease-specific information and safety measures and preparing them for a range of specific Ebola response functions, including treatment of Ebola patients, case tracking, safe burials, epidemiology and infection prevention and control.

To better understand the impact of the trainings, WHO commissioned a review, which was conducted by an independent, external body.

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Ebola response funding

African Development Bank Group 7-15-14 3,090,480 African Development Bank Group 9-17-14 1,000,000 African Development Bank Group 10-13-14 1,000,000 African Development Bank Group 11-10-14 1,000,000 African Development Bank Group 9-16-14 1,000,000 African Development Bank Group 12-9-14 1,000,000 African Development Bank Group 8-26-14 23,370,756 African Development Bank Group 4-10-15 1,200,000 African Development Bank Group 5-13-15 1,676,937 African Development Bank Group 10-1-15 13,779,385 Andorra 7-1-14 20,053 Australia – Department of Health 7-1-14 436,300 Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 10-2-14 2,181,470 Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 9-5-14 467,727 Australia – Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade 11-24-14 1,483,421 Bhp Billiton Sustainable Communities 9-8-14 400,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 7-1-14 1,130,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 8-15-14 1,070,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 9-15-14 5,085,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 10-3-14 1,400,000 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 11-18-14 2,985,234 Brazil 10-31-14 415,800 Brazil 9-25-14 4,799,257 Brunei Darussalam 7-1-14 100,000 Canada – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 8-22-14 918,274 Canada – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 10-28-14 2,452,368 Canada – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 4-15-14 315,000 Canada – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 10-23-14 12,992,832 Canada – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development 9-9-15 4,544,672 Canada – Public Health Agency of Canada 4-25-14 348,253 CDC (USA) 9-1-14 7,865,340 CDC (USA) 8-1-15 8,324,054 CDC (USA) 8-1-15 998,016 CDC (USA) 8-1-15 908,670 CDC (USA) 8-1-15 150,850 CDC (USA) 8-1-15 226,000 CDC (USA) 8-1-15 1,774,000 CDC (USA) 8-1-15 1,000,000 CDC (USA) 9-1-15 1,000,000 CERF (United Nations) 4-25-14 519,313 CERF (United Nations) 6-16-14 103,608 CERF (United Nations) 7-1-14 311,200 CERF (United Nations) 9-10-14 1,063,443 CERF (United Nations) 9-25-14 554,766 CERF (United Nations) 9-15-14 1,419,887 China – The Ministry of Commerce 10-21-14 2,000,000 Croatia – Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs 7-1-14 48,000 Dadco Alumina And Chemicals Ltd. 9-1-14 25,000 Denmark – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 7-1-14 3,413,551 Denmark – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 11-1-14 819,672 DFID (UK) 7-1-14 340,136 DFID (UK) 10-1-14 79,575 DFID (UK) 10-20-14 305,466 DFID (UK) 12-15-14 1,125,826 DFID (UK) 12-15-14 783,699 DFID (UK) 6-25-15 12,125,985 EC – Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) 3-22-14 1,352,345 EC – Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) 1-31-15 1,100,316 EC – Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) 8-1-15 529,101 EC – Service For Foreign Policy Instrument 10-9-14 6,518,420 Equatorial Guinea 4-14-15 1,750,767 Estonia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 7-1-14 65,876 Estonia – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3-23-14 13,755 Finland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 9-29-14 635,324 France – Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs 10-1-14 635,324 Gavi Alliance 1-1-15 2,500,000 Gavi Alliance 7-25-15 877,145 Germany – GIZ 10-15-14 250,313 Germany – GIZ 9-1-14 1,317,523 Germany – GIZ 10-1-14 11,435,832 Germany – Federal Foreign Office 5-16-14 553,250 Greece – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 11-21-14 250,313 Hungary 12-10-14 62,578 India – Ministry of External Affairs 7-1-14 500,000 Italy 4-3-14 279,720 Italy – Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 10-24-14 301,370 International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 12-1-15 440,000 Japan 4-1-14 300,000 Japan 8-22-14 850,000 Japan – Japanese International Cooperation Agency (jica) 7-10-15 60,246 Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 10-1-14 6,000,000 Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1-1-15 7,500,000 Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3-4-15 1,600,000 Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3-4-15 3,170,000 Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3-4-15 3,900,000 Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3-9-16 450,000 Japan – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3-9-16 1,000,000 Kuwait 7-1-14 5,000,000 Luxembourg 7-1-14 133,689 Luxembourg 7-1-15 218,579 Mexico 10-1-14 1,000,000 Miscellaneous 7-1-14 2,896,257 Monaco – Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Cooperation 10-31-14 63,532 Netherlands – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 11-1-14 6,226,650 New Zealand – Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Trade 3-25-14 389,105 New Zealand – Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Trade 12-8-14 764,300 NORAD (Norway) 11-17-14 7,334,605 NORAD (Norway) 9-26-14 961,687 NORAD (Norway) 2-1-15 5,885,122 Norway 7-1-14 2,701,546 OAS African Investments Limited 6-16-14 107,000 Opec Fund For International Development 8-4-14 500,000 Poland – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 7-1-14 146,317 Portugal – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 7-1-14 226,757 Qatar 5-1-14 1,000,000 Republic of Korea – Korea International Cooperation Agency 1-1-15 400,000 Republic of Korea – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 4-28-14 50,000 Republic of Korea – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 8-8-14 450,000 Republic of Korea – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 7-12-14 50,000 Republic of Korea – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 9-1-14 2,000,000 Republic of Korea – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 11-28-14 1,000,000 Rio Tinto – Guinea 4-1-14 100,000 Russian Federation – Ministry of Foreign Affairs 3-22-15 1,436,210 Shinnyo-en 1-1-15 100,000 SIDA (Sweden) 9-1-14 7,994,183 Singapore 11-1-14 150,000 Slovakia 7-1-14 18,950 Slovenia 7-1-14 38,119 Societe Anglogold Ashanti De Guinee (sag) 5-15-14 25,000 Societe Des Mines De Fer De Guinee (smfg) 5-30-14 25,000 South Africa 10-8-14 325,725 Spain – Ministry of Foreign Affairs And Cooperation 10-23-14 124,533 Switzerland – Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation 12-1-14 1,040,583 Thailand 9-29-14 152,905 The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation 1-13-15 727,628 The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation 8-15-15 628,902 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 4-10-15 400,000 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 2-1-15 545,807 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 6,308,640 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 5,312,789 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 5,065,084 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 1,990,380 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 1,212,945 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 1,302,584 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 2,618,660 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 2,574,893 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 2,026,848 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 570,788 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 552,963 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 12-1-14 473,469 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 8-1-15 1,996,930 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 8-24-15 119,000 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 11-24-15 258,940 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 3-31-16 299,547 UNDP – Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) 4-3-16 1,199,603 UNDP – One Un Fund In Malawi 9-9-14 113,917 UNDP – Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (chf) 12-1-14 892,900 United Kingdom – Foreign & Commonwealth Office 11-13-14 19,847 United Kingdom – Scottish Government 9-26-14 844,595 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 8-20-14 30,000 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 12-1-14 3,655,050 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 12-1-14 687,000 United Nations Fund for International Partnerships 10-1-14 1,047,069 United Nations Fund for International Partnerships 8-20-14 1,498,000 United Nations Fund for International Partnerships 8-20-14 610,740 United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) 6-4-14 49,269 USA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) 9-30-14 1,942,178 USA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) 9-30-14 4,272,579 USA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) 9-30-14 2,730,144 USA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) 9-30-14 3,561,784 USA – Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) 9-30-14 556,333 USA – United States Department of State 7-18-14 150,000 USA – United States Department of State 11-25-14 1,200,000 USAID (USA) 12-19-14 4,000,000 USAID (USA) 3-31-15 35,000,000 USAID (USA) 4-15-15 19,626,849 USAID (USA) 6-24-15 8,000,000 USAID (USA) 8-11-14 6,397,175 USAID (USA) 9-30-15 397,161 USAID (USA) 8-1-15 477,712 Vale International Holdings Gmbh 5-15-14 100,000 World Bank – Cameron 10-12-15 1,499,932 World Bank – Gambia 2-5-15 500,000 World Bank – Guinea 9-19-14 20,981,413 World Bank – Guinea-Bissau 10-1-14 500,000 World Bank – Liberia 9-1-14 19,121,406 World Bank – Liberia 1-23-15 16,283,611 World Bank – Mauritania 6-3-15 237,580 World Bank – Sierra Leone 9-23-14 8,328,410 Wellcome Trust 10-29-14 5,061,235 Wellcome Trust 2-1-15 3,192,750 Wellcome Trust 6-1-15 3,975,370 Grand Total 459,913,557