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(SUMMARY) UNFPA’s contribution to the Ebola Virus Disease response: Adaptability and Agility in Action

UNFPA showed great agility and leadership in its response to West Africa’s 2014 Ebola crisis, receiving recognition locally, nationally and internationally for its contribution.   The organization maximised its financial and human resources by swiftly reallocating budgets and funds and reassigning staff.  

It recognised that tracking and monitoring the health of all those who had had contact with Ebola sufferers was the key to containing the spread of the disease.  

UNFPA provided investment and training to contact tracers and mobilized the community to become both decision and change makers, using local leadership structures and the media.