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1 EVD Response in West Africa Sierra Leone Experience Rajan Gengaje, OCHA

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3 EVD Response in West Africa Sierra Leone Experience Outline 1 Ebola Response Coordination (Pre-UNMEER, Through UNMEER) 2 OCHA Support 3 EVD Response Challenges & Risks 4 Lessons for other regions

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8 Sierra Leone: EVD cases distribution by district: 6 Oct – 7 Nov, 2014

9 CRISIS MANAGEMENT CELL Lead Technical Direction: WHO Country Representative a.i. Lead UN System Coordination: UN Resident Coordinator Lead Financial mobilization: World Bank Country Manager E.O.C. Thematic Areas (Co-Chairs) Case Management / Infection Control / Lab (WHO) Surveillance / Contact Tracing (WHO/UNFPA) Social mobilization / Public Information (UNICEF) Logistics (WFP) Food Security and Nutrition (WFP/FAO) The Gender Dimension (UNWOMEN) Recovery activities and Macro-Economic Support (World Bank and UNDP) [Education (UNICEF) – TBA] Sub-unit: OCHA / RCO INFORMATION PLANNING and MONITORING FUNCTIONS Outbreak Progress Forecasting Results Framework and Planning Tracking of Finance Monitoring Activities Demonstrating progress Sub-Unit: OCHA / RCO COMMUNICATIONS Messaging for different audiences Media briefings and coordination EBOLA RESPONSE PLATFORM – Sierra Leone Sub-Unit: OCHA / RCO PARTNER ENGAGEMENT Partner Coordination Who does what where Contact and Meeting Lists Mobilization of support Reporting Coordination Unit Leads: Humanitarian Officer (OCHA) Strategic Planning Advisor (DOCO) District Management Teams implementing responses and solving problems

10 National Emergency Management System (Ebola) Emergency Operations Centre National Emergency Management (Coordinator) (Co-Chairs: WHO-MHS) Emergency Operations Centre National Emergency Management (Coordinator) (Co-Chairs: WHO-MHS) Technical Response Surveillance and Case Tracking PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE Inter-Ministerial Committee Case Management Social Mobilization Child Protection and Psychosocial Behavior General Staff (Staff Coordinator) Operations Section Planning Section Logistics Manager Finance and Procurement Section District Coordination Section Partner and Cluster Manager Partner Organizations and International Clusters Communications and Public Information Case Management/Infection Control/Lab (WHO) Social mobilization/Public Information (UNICEF) Logistics (WFP) Food Security and Nutrition (WFP/FAO) The Gender Dimension (UNWOMEN) Recovery activities and Macro- Economic Support (World Bank and UNDP) [Education (UNICEF) – TBA] CRISIS MANAGEMENT CELL Lead Technical Direction: WHO Country Representative a.i. Lead UN System Coordination: UN Resident Coordinator Lead Financial mobilization: World Bank Country Manager CRISIS MANAGEMENT CELL Lead Technical Direction: WHO Country Representative a.i. Lead UN System Coordination: UN Resident Coordinator Lead Financial mobilization: World Bank Country Manager Logistics

11 OCHA Support in Sierra Leone..1 Support RCO for coordination of Ebola response, partner engagement and info sharing Liaise with donors present in Sierra Leone (DFID, JICA, Germany, Ireland, ECHO, USAID/OFDA) Advice on coordination challenges and solutions Facilitate resource mobilization by agencies (CERF grants and Appeal) Identify coordination challenges in discussion with lead agencies/partners Support the EOC Operations Group to address operational issues and work out solutions Develop SOPs and Guidelines for Pillar activities and roll out through EOC

12 OCHA Support in Sierra Leone..2 Support partner initiatives in tracking contributions and mapping response initiatives Advise Pillar actors/participants on coordination structures, tools and support available Consolidate information from UN and partners on regular basis for further wider sharing Collect/Collate/Feed input for refining 3Ws, Contact Lists, Meeting Schedules Support UNMEER for coordination, reporting/communication and Info Management

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14 14 UNMEER Mission: Sierra Leone Ebola Crisis Manager – ECM (ASG) + Spec Asst (1) & Pers Asst (1) Please NOTE: This structure remains indicative and is shared for planning purposes only Management & coordination Partner support & management (3) Logistics (1) Director Ebola (D2) Dr Daniel Kertesz (WHO) + Admin Asst (1) Director Operations (D1) + Admin Asst (1) EOC Support (P5) Human Rights Advisor (OHCHR) Reporting (2) Strategic Comms (P5) + Admin Asst Director Essential (D1) Services + Admin Asst (1) Project (P5) Management Chief of Staff (P5) + Admin Asst Case Management (WHO): ETU, ECU, Burials Surveillance: Epidemiology & Laboratory (WHO), Contact Tracing (UNFPA) Psychosocial (UNICEF): Social mobilisation & Counselling Training (WHO with partners): Health care workers, burial teams Response, Planning and Monitoring Team P3/4 (2) Address Ebola-related critical gaps Non Ebola Health (WHO) Food (WFP) Education (UNICEF) Protection (UNICEF) WASH (UNICEF) Recovery & Economy David McLachlan-Karr (RC) Atto Brown (World Bank) Preserve Sierra Leone’s economic trajectory UNCT operations Budgetary planning support Investment plan to strengthen health services Poverty reduction Anti-corruption Aid effectiveness Support to M&E (including of UNMEER) Security Adviser (if D.O.) UN Clinic In EOC Freetown Coordination (1) Finance (1) Logistics (1) Reporting (1) Analysis (1) In EOC Districts Secretariat (13) Logistics (13 RSLAF and UK?) Medical (WHO) LOGISTICS & ASSETS PLATFORM (including WFP, UNICEF) ‘Taskable’ platform to support EOC, Projects, Ebola & Essential Services (required to also service UNMEER): Logistics (1) Procurement (1) Movecon, Aviation and Transport (4+4+2) CITS, Engineering and Supply (2+1+1) Budget + finance (2) Gender Advisor (UNWOMEN) Mapping (OCHA) Risk Adviser (P4)

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16 Activity (Lead)Needs Case finding & contact tracing (WHO) Volunteers associated with CCCs needed: Lb: 14,000/SL:5,000/GN:1,000 Lab services (WHO) Additional labs in Liberia. No. of shifts to be increased as needed Case Management (WHO) 50 ETCs/Total 4,133 beds needed: Lb: 2,740/SL:1,133/GN:260; FMTs needed:20; National Staff needed: Lb:8,600/SL:3,500/GN:800 CCCs (UNICEF)329 CCCs, 2,453 beds (Lb:67/SL:200/GN:62) Community engagement & social mobilization (UNICEF) Staff: 1200/Volunteers 66,245 (Lb:335/SL:415/GN:400) Volunteers: Lb:21,195/SL:22,800/Gn:22,250 Safe & dignified burials IFRC) Safe Burial Teams (SBTs): 370: Lb:220/SL:90/Gn:60 Total 3,300 burial personnel needed Operations/Logistics (WFP) Log Hubs: 5 (Lb:2/SL:2/Gn:1) Forward Log Base:28 (Lb:13/SL:10/Gn:5) Cash Payment (UNDP) Health Care Staff/Volunteers: 110,000 Lb:50,000/SL:35,000/Gn:25,000 Training (UNMEER)Staff to be trained: 110,000 HR: Primary Medical Staff (UNMEER)2,000 international medicos needed Accra Plan for Ebola Response: 18 Oct – 1 Dec 2014* * Oct 2014 discussion at UNMEER HQ, Accra, Gana amongst UN-Governments-Partners-Donors

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18 Lessons from Ebola Land for other regions “Things fall apart, the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loose upon the world” “All unattended development problems confront one day in some form of disaster”

19 Lessons from Ebola Land for other regions No mercy preparedness, a must Investment in health care: infratructure, supply chain/delivery, community awareness Clarity on Medevac and incentives for staff – hazard pay, provisions of PPEs, guaranteed medevac Regional Response Mechanisms in place

20 Stopping Ebola as fast as possible is ‘number one priority’ – UN envoy Head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banbury, on a field visit to Guinea, one of the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. UNMEER Photo/Ari Gaitanis

21 OCHA Team – Sierra Leone

22 More Information : dpingo-briefing/ archives/health/watch/anthony-banbury-on-ebola-response-un-news-centre-interview-11- november-2014/ #full-text


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