West Africa (2014 - 15)
When it ended in November 2015, West Africa's Ebola outbreak had claimed over 10,000 lives. Geography, scale and traditional local customs
meant it was the most extensive and complex outbreak.
We needed to reduce disease spread to control the outbreak and minimise deaths.
Together with our response partners, we identified the steps needed, including community engagement, patient care, staff and resources
for community-based care, contact tracing, and correct infection control and burial procedures.
These measures, implemented by MSF, local Ministries of Health, and other response agencies, were critical to the control and eradication of Ebola in 2015. Today, they form the fundamental guidelines for future Ebola outbreaks.