Delegaţia Uniunii Europene în Republica Moldova

A West African Response to Ebola (AWARE)

07/01/2019 - 12:08
Public Health and Social Protection

Overall objective is to mitigate negative effects of the Ebola outbreak and contribute to the recovery of the most affected countries in West Africa.



Expected results:

  • Component 1: National health systems in affected countries are strengthened, including disease surveillance measures, early warning systems and improved epidemic preparedness measures;
  • Component 2: Vulnerable households are more resilient through improved food and nutrition security with a reinforced capacity to sustainably produce and access food and improved access to clean water and sanitation;
  • Component 3: Awareness on Ebola among families and communities is improved and behavioural change is noted both to prevent Ebola, as well as strengthen survivors;
  • Component 4: Improved capacity at regional, national and local levels to coordinate Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and post-EVD interventions. 

Main activities:

  • Enhance the capacity of health workers to detect and respond quickly to new cases of Ebola; VHD.
  • Assist the resumption of small scale agriculture including provision of inputs to rebuild livelihoods.
  • Intensive, community-level outreach to tackle rumours and counter misconceptions about the disease.
  • Reinforce coordination mechanisms including technical assistance for studies, M&E, etc. 

Status – Project ended 31/12/2016:

  • Request from Guinea Conakry to use from Decision Budget line allotted for Audit referred to FCA;
  • Final payment processed with help of HQ;
  • Containment of the spread of the Ebola virus disease in the West African Region;
  • All due reports (inception, interim, final and evaluation) received and approved;
  • Additional brand new mobile lab now delivered;
  • EMlab_BNI project linked up the with ISTH and NCDC for in-country continuity beyond the project
  • BNI-ISTH meeting(s) with NCDC Chief Executive Officer on modalities for deployment of EMlab held September 2017.  

Next Steps: 

  • Final Evaluation of the AWARE Decision is tentatively planned for Q4 2018;
  • Uncommitted/unused funds under the Decision/contracts to be eventually decommited;
  • Dissemination of Project results.




Source of funds:   11th EDF (CRIS ref: 2014/37785)

Total budget (EUR): 30.4M

Implementation period: 3 years (2014 – 2017)

Implementing agency:  Various                                                                                                          

Geographical region:  West Africa 


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