Unterstützung bei Prävention und Bekämpfung von Ebola in Burkina Faso



Contract partner: European Commission, Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Country: Burkina Faso Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 01.12.2014 End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal


An Ebola virus disease spread in several West African countries since March 2014, taking a heavy toll of life and causing serious social and economic consequences. The risk of spreading to neighbouring states is high. Burkina Faso lacks appropriate resources and technical expertise and appealed for support to their response plan.

The objective is for Burkina Faso to have the capacity to prevent and manage an Ebola outbreak. The focus is on preparedness by training staff to support the Ministry of Health.

Expected results are:

- Health personnel are trained to deal with cases according to appropriate standards. At least 1 Treatment centre is operational, with an average of 15 medical trained staff, and at least 2 Emergency response teams are functional to trace, detect and refer any case.

- The population is sensitized by community representatives on the risks, tracing and monitoring of contacts, effective containment with adequate hygienic decontamination and safe burial of victims. At least 80 people are trained and deployed on contact tracing and sensitisation, able to be deployed on the field within 24 hours following any detection of cases. At least 50 volunteers are trained on safe burial activities, able to be deployed within 24 hours following any detection of cases.

- Affected persons and their families are coping with the consequences of the disease, increase their resilience and may need support (food and non-food items, psychological, protection issues like orphan management, rehousing...). Communities are sensitised on the risks but also to prevent panic and irrational fears. At least 80 people are trained and deployed to support victims.

This project is part of the ECHO Humanitarian Implementation Plan "Ebola crisis in West Africa 2014". The activities will be implemented by international NGOs, Red Cross or UN agencies working in Burkina Faso or the region and having been present for several years.

project number 2782-00/2014
source of funding OEZA
sector Basisgesundheit
tied
modality
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