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.

Latest West Africa Ebola Fact Sheet

Key Developments

On March 17, the Government of Guinea (GoG) and the UN World Health Organization confirmed a new Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cluster in Guinea. The cluster originated in N’Zérékoré Prefecture’s Koropara village and spread to neighboring Macenta Prefecture. The GoG had reported a total of seven confirmed and three probable EVD cases, including eight deaths, as of April 18. One individual remained in treatment at the N’Zérékoré EVD treatment unit (ETU) as of April 19.

Between March 31 and April 5, the Government of Liberia confirmed three EVD cases in the capital city of Monrovia. The EVD-positive wife of a confirmed case in Macenta had traveled to Liberia with several family members; she died on March 31. Subsequently, her two children tested positive for EVD. On April 12, genetic sequencing confirmed an epidemiological link between the cases in Liberia and Guinea’s cluster. As of April 18, the children continued to receive care at Monrovia’s ELWA ETU.


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: April 21, 2016

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