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Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) & Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH): Operational Guidance

Guidance Overview

Ebola virus disease (EVD) causes acute, often fatal, illness and has a crude mortality rate of approximately 50%. During the 2010s, there have been several outbreaks of EVD, including the epidemic in West Africa, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014-2016, with an estimated 28,000 cases and 11,310 deaths (1); and recurring outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with the largest one being in 2018-2020 with 3,470 cases. As of 2021, Guinea is experiencing a new outbreak, as is DRC

This guidance aims to support implementers to provide MISP for SRH and, if possible, comprehensive SRH services throughout an EVD outbreak and during community recovery phases. It focuses on the continuation of services and adaptation of strategies for all people in settings with EVD outbreaks, regardless of infection status.


Sexual and reproductive health services remain critical during COVID-19

IAWG members and partners are producing clinical and programmatic guidance, assessments, policy papers, and statements to ensure continued prioritization of sexual and reproductive health and rights throughout COVID-19 response in humanitarian settings.