The goal of this project is to help Red Cross National Societies in Africa to effectively and efficiently manage the response to Ebola with coordination on country, regional, continental, and global levels within the Red Cross using the following objectives to guide efforts: development and establishment of the necessary structures and functions to adequately fill safe and dignified burial coordination, preparedness and training of staff / volunteers, increasing the ability to quickly and efficiently deliver immediate response, development of adequate staff and volunteer safety and security systems for pre, during and post-deployment support. 2014’s Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest to date, and the first ever outbreak in West Africa. The epidemic in the region began in Guinea and then spread to the neighbouring countries of Liberia and Sierra Leone. These three countries comprised the heart of the outbreak, having more than 11,000 deaths and over 28,000 cases between them. There were also smaller outbreaks in Senegal, Nigeria, and Mali. This project takes place in Africa, and targets people in countries affected by Ebola, which are Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project also targets those countries bordering these initially inaffected countries– Ivory Coast, Mail, and Senegal.
To carry out the improved response to and coordination of Ebola, the Red Cross delivers operations in Ebola preparedness, response leadership, coordination and support, volunteer and staff safety and security, and operational support services to increase the quality of programming. All of these activities support the five pillars of the Red Cross’ response to Ebola, which are safe and dignified burials, community education and engagement, monitoring and contact tracing, emotional and psychosocial support, and clinical case management.
This project takes place in Africa, and targets people in countries affected by Ebola, which are Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The project also targets those countries bordering these initially affected countries– Ivory Coast, Mail, and Senegal.