Liberia - Emergency Assistance to Fight the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic


Project Summary

Approval Date 18 Aug 2014
Signature Date 29 Sep 2014
Planned Completion Date 28 Feb 2015
Last Disbursement Planned Date 28 Feb 2015
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 12250
Commitment U.A 674,499.86
Status Completion

Project General Description

The present Emergency Assistance Project for the amount of one million USD (USD 1,000,000) aims to support the Government of Liberia’s efforts to urgently strengthen its Ebola epidemic response capacity. Following the confirmation of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) in Liberia has recorded two episodes of EVD epidemics in less than six months. The first epidemic which began on 22nd March and ended in April, 2014 mainly affected two counties. The last case was confirmed on 10th April, 2014. Cumulatively, six cases were confirmed positive of the virus and all died at the time, (Case Fatality Rate of 100%). On 25th of May 2014, the Ministry received an investigation report of what became the index case of the second wave of EVD epidemic from Lofa County. Both episodes of the epidemic were cross border importation with the first wave of the epidemic imported from Guinea. The magnitude and the geographical extent of the EVD outbreak in Liberia require significant and robust response capacities and structures. This funding proposal will complement the efforts of the government and other partners to mobilize and involve all sectors, including civil society and communities, to develop a coordinated and effective response to the Ebola epidemic. The project has four (4) components: (i) Coordinating the Outbreak Response; (ii) Strengthening Epidemiological Surveillance and Laboratory Capacities; (iii) Improving Case Management and Infection Prevention and Control of EVD; (iv) Promoting Social Mobilization, Public information and Communication. The activities proposed under it can be carried out expeditiously and effectively within the required timeframe of six months.

Project Objectives

The ultimate goal of this project is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to Ebola virus and to interrupt its transmission in the country and in neighboring countries. The specific objectives of this project are to: (a) ensure effective coordination of the outbreak response activities at all levels; (b) strengthen early detection, investigation, reporting, active surveillance and diagnostic capacity; (c) institute prompt and effective case management and psychosocial support; and (d) create public awareness about Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the risk factors for its transmission, its prevention and control among the people.

Beneficiaries

The project main beneficiaries are the Government of Liberia and affected people.

Participating Organization

Funding
Special Relief Funds
Implementing
The World Health Organization

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-LR-IBE-001
Last Update 29 Jul 2021

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Geographic Location

Country Liberia
Coordinates Location Name
5.33333 -8.76667 Sinoe County
6.5 -10.56667 Montserrado County
8.03333 -9.85 Lofa County
6.5 -9.5 Liberia
6.96667 -9.63333 Bong County
6.73333 -10.81667 Bomi County
6.55 -10.31667 Margibi County