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With funding from USAID/OFDA, Near East Foundation (NEF) distributes cash vouchers to beneficiaries in Mopti Region
With funding from USAID/OFDA, Near East Foundation (NEF) distributes cash vouchers to beneficiaries in Mopti Region, central Mali, in July 2013.
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Latest West Africa Ebola Fact Sheet


Key Developments

The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) confirmed a new Ebola Virus Disease case in Tonkolili District on January 14, following consecutive Ebola-positive post-mortem test results. A rapid response team deployed to Tonkolili the same day to assist case investigation and response efforts.

On January 21, the GoSL confirmed that a family member and close caretaker of the deceased individual subsequently developed Ebola, and immediately began receiving treatment at a specialized Ebola treatment unit (ETU) in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city.

Guinea began a 90-day period of heightened surveillance on December 30, as the Government of Guinea and humanitarian partners transition to surveillance and recovery activities.

Background

In late October, the GoM Ministry of Health announced the first confirmed Ebola case in Mali—a two-year-old-girl who had recently returned from Guinea. On November 17, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Andrew Young declared a disaster due to the humanitarian consequences of the Ebola outbreak in Mali. In response, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to help coordinate Ebola outbreak prevention, surveillance, and other response efforts with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the GoM, and other relief actors—including WHO and the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response. The DART in Mali officially stood down in late December. As of late January, the U.S. government had provided a total of more than $921 million to support the humanitarian response in Ebola-affected countries in West Africa.

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Last updated: January 22, 2016

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