Strengthening Regional Disease Surveillance in West Africa

Reporting Organization:IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 20,000,000
Timeframe: March 22, 2016 - March 31, 2020
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

Return to top


Region - Total Budget Allocation

Sub-Saharan Africa - $ 16,500,000.00 (82.50%)

Developing countries, unspecified - $ 3,500,000.00 (17.50%)

Return to top

Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (61.88 %)

Health Systems, Training & Infrastructure (12.38 %)

Primary Health Care (8.25 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Other (17.49 %)

Return to top


This project aims to strengthen the ability of West African countries to ensure regional disease surveillance and response. It supports the West Africa Regional Disease Surveillance Capacity Strengthening Project managed by the World Bank, and coordinated and implemented by the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO). Disease outbreaks within the West African region are frequent and can have a particularly heavy impact on the countries’ economies and human development. As epidemics do not respect national boundaries, a high level of inter-country regional collaboration and information sharing is required to be effectively prepared for potential epidemics, such as Ebola, or to be able to prevent them from reoccurring. Project activities include: (1) establishing centres of disease surveillance at the local level that are able to detect and report on diseases; (2) undertaking regional simulation exercises for outbreak responses and (3) training women and men in epidemiological surveillance and control.

Return to top

Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
Return to top



Return to top

Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) strengthened national and regional disease surveillance systems within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Zone; and (2) improved effectiveness of epidemic response measures, including for the fight against Ebola in the ECOWAS Zone.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
Return to top
Return to top

Associated Projects (If applicable)

Return to top