Ebola Response Recovery

IBTCI was selected by USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance to lead an evaluation of the response to the Ebola epidemic in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, including identifying which activities reduced Ebola’s  spread and transmission. IBTCI conducted extensive data analysis and examination of epidemiologic and project data to determine the criticality of hygiene education, safe burials of dead bodies, construction of Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs), community mobilization, and operational and logistical support to national emergency operation centers in reducing the spread and mortality rate of the Ebola virus.  Frontline NGOs, the World Health Organization (WHO), International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other humanitarian and disaster assistance donors were interviewed and a large-scale household survey of 15,000 families was conducted to understand the patterns of behavior change that reduced and ended large-scale Ebola transmission.  IBTCI additionally met with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US Department of Defense (DOD), the Public Health Service (USPHS), and Food for Peace to compare respective approaches in epidemic mitigation efforts.