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Start Fund responds to Lassa fever in Nigeria

In January, the Start Fund was alerted to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, 350 people were reported to have been infected. The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) has been awarded Start Funds to respond to the crisis on the ground and are targeting three areas which have been most affected; Ondo, Edo and Ebonyi.


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DRC Ebola outbreak: Start Fund response

In May, Start Network member ALIMA contained an Ebola outbreak in the DRC, with support from the Start Fund. Read ALIMA's account of the response here.


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The Start Fund responds to its 100th crisis

An outbreak of Lassa fever that poses a risk to nearly a million people in northern Togo has become the focus of the 100th crisis response financed by the Start Fund.


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Start Fund's 100th crisis response: as it happens

Follow in real time as Start Fund members tackle Lassa fever outbreak in Togo


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Spotlight on the Start Fund

In late 2016, the Start Fund was alerted to an outbreak of dengue fever in Burkina Faso. Read ALIMA's account of their efforts to combat the disease.


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Start Network welcomes 12 new members

The Start Network is delighted to welcome 12 new members, taking it to 39 members in 14 countries.