Lessons learned from Ebola outbreak 9 in Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

The report begins with a brief background on situational factors in Equateur province of relevance to emergency health interventions, and a short summary of the 2018 Ebola outbreak and sequencing of the response. Section 3 highlights lessons learned from assessments on the timely and coordinated response in the 2018 outbreak, drawing out considerations on how to build on these achievements in future responses. Section 4 explores the limited available evidence on the effectiveness of the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine that was used on an ‘emergency use’ basis for the first time in the Equateur response of 2018.

Year of publication: 2020

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Areas of work: Monitoring and evaluation, Social science
Region: West & Central Africa

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