May 5, 2015 — With support from the World Bank Group, students in Sierra Leone have returned to cleaned and disinfected schools with new hand washing stations and other methods in place to prevent any new Ebola cases.Read More »
March 24, 2015 — “With every previous outbreak—SARS, Avian flu and others—the global community has committed to building better systems that would be capable of stopping the next epidemic. The political will to do so lasts a few months, but then we forget.” – World Bank President Jim Yong KimRead More »
The World Bank Group’s emergency response to the Ebola crisis is to help stop the spread of infections, improve public health systems throughout West Africa, and assist countries in coping with the economic impact.
IDA is the part of the World Bank that helps the world’s poorest countries. Established in 1960, IDA aims to reduce poverty by providing loans (called “credits”) and grants for programs that boost economic growth, reduce inequalities, and improve people’s living conditions.