Assessment of Ebola virus disease preparedness in the WHO South-East Asia Region

Assessment of Ebola virus disease preparedness in the WHO South-East Asia Region

Authored by: Vong S, Samuel R , Gould P , El Sakka H , Rana BJ
Published date: September 22, 2016
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Nine of the 11 countries WHO South-East Asia Region were assessed for their Ebola virus disease preparedness. Authors found that “political commitment to Ebola preparedness was high in all countries. Planning was most advanced for components that had been previously planned or tested for influenza pandemics”. Major vulnerabilities are identified and described.