Health

Commendations for our work on Ebola

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Posted on: 24th September 2015

This special commendation recognizes the work of our staff and their partners in the governments of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, who have worked tirelessly to get on top of the Ebola outbreak which has threatened West Africa since March 2014.

Our teams supported our partner governments to stop the outbreak by helping to:

  • Coordinate the large-scale national responses required in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
  • Set up the systems of data collection needed to track the spread of the disease and to make sure that ambulances and supplies got to where they were needed most
  • Do the detective work that was needed to get to zero cases in several districts

We saw in the Ebola crisis that effective government was essential to bringing the epidemic under control. That is also true when faced with everyday challenges - like building roads, job creation and bringing light to people’s homes. I am delighted at this recognition of the fantastic work of our staff and government partners.

Nick Thompson Managing Director, Effective Governance

 

The work described here was carried out by the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative, it is now being continued by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.