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The Ebola Vaccine Preparedness Initiative offers a training programme to address the different steps from decision-making to administration of the Ebola vaccine with the overall goal of supporting countries for successful introduction of the Ebola vaccine. The initiative is implemented in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, Kenya Paediatric Association (KPA), Kenya Paediatric Research Consortium (Keprecon) and the Ministry of Health in Kenya.

Below you will find a weekly selection of news and updates related to Ebola virus disease and Ebola vaccines and other relevant papers or videos.  

Weekly updates

Week of 12/04/2021

The Meeting of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization (22-24 March 2021) discussed the use of the Ebola Vaccines. Three issues were addressed by SAGE: (1) Potential recommendation for off- label use; (2) Potential recommendation on the preventive use of Ebola vaccines; and (3) Potential recommendations on the strategies to ensure equitable and fair access to Ebola vaccines.

Read the highlights from the SAGE recommendations here.


Week of 22/03/2021

Learn more on Ebola virus vaccines:
Venkatraman N et al. Vaccines against Ebola virus. Vaccine 2018: 36.

One of the Ebola vaccines uses a heterologous vaccine regimen. Learn more on this regimen and its acceptability and implementation considerations:
Greter H et al. Heterologous vaccine regimen: stakeholder acceptance and implementation considerations. Vaccine 2021; 39: 580-587.


Week of 15/03/2021

Did the new Ebola outbreak in Guinea started by a person infected 5 years ago?

Guinea situation report as of 13 March 2021 (in French): de situation 13-03-2021.pdf


Week of 08/03/2021

More than 1,600 people have received Ebola vaccinations in Guinea:

WHO has developed online learning resources on Ebola. The resources are available in English and French. Learn more:


Week of 01/03/2021

Guinea started Ebola vaccination on 23 February 2021 to control the new outbreak. More information on:

Learn more on Ebola Virus Disease:  Jacob ST et al. Ebola virus disease. Nature Reviews Disease Primers 2020; 6: 13.pdf


Week of 22/02/2021

On 14 February 2021, the Ministry of Health of Guinea informed WHO of a cluster of Ebola Virus Disease.
More information on:

What is Ebola Virus Disease:

Last updated: Apr 11, 2021

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