More than 11 000 people died from Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone during the 2014–15 West Africa epidemic: many times more than the total infected during all previous outbreaks of the disease combined. But that terrible death toll is only half of the story. The unprecedented scale of the outbreak resulted in an unprecedented number of survivors, many of whom still need help to deal with the lasting physical and psychosocial consequences of their infection.

The WHO have published a report detailing its work from January 2015 up to the end of December 2016 to address the long-term issues of survivor care, health-systems strengthening and research.  The report also provides information on donors who contributed to the WHO led outbreak response and details of estimated Ebola survivors. 

Estimated total number of Ebola survivors (Building the legacy of Ebola: Survivors, health systems, and a blueprint for research and development, WHO 2017)

Country Case Fatality Rate Confirmed, Probable and Suspected Cases Total Survivors
Guinea 62% 3805 1446
Liberia 66% 10084 3429
Sierra Leone 69% 14124 4378
Total 67% 28013 9253

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