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In this guide, we provide links to ECA and Internet resources on the topical concern of the Ebola Virus.
Last Updated: Jun 1, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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How to... Know


How to ... Travel

This guidance document includes background information on Ebola virus disease, Ebola emergency committee recommendations, risks for different groups, and information for travellers from and to affected countries Ebola: Travel and transport risk assessment pdf, 546 KB

Sources of up-to-date travel advisories:

Ebola Video - For business travellers 

[Click here to watch] 


How to ... Prevent

Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes bleeding inside and outside the body.

As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe, uncontrollable bleeding. The disease, also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola virus, kills up to 90% of people who are infected.


  • Download a range of multilingual posters from International SOS on Ebola. These are designed to teach persons with limited reading skills about Ebola. 
  • Click here for Posters created by the Ministry of Health of Liberia, the Ministry of Health and Sanitation of Sierre Leone and from the US Center for Disease Control and Protection.
  • Find here a poster made in cojunction with UNICEF on the Do's and Don'ts of Ebola
  • WHO has a useful poster on Five Moments for Hand Hygiene which can be useful in promoting the correct way to wash ones hands.
  • The Gender issue of Ebola is address in this post by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group for Gender in Humanitarian Action, they note that women and girls are potentially more at risk as victims of the Ebola outbreak

How to ... Help

The Ebola Response Fund provides an avenue for individuals, corporations, foundations and civil society organizations to directly support the UN’s response. Contributions to the Fund will be channeled exclusively to UN entities working to halt the outbreak, principally to WHO to support its Ebola Response Roadmap. Over time, as both the outbreak dictates and UN partners advise, funds may be used to support other UN entities’ work to address Ebola.

To contribute via wire or check, please email

See also 

Ebola Outbreak: Ways to help


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