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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.
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.
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.
Start Fund's 100th crisis response: as it happens
Follow in real time as Start Fund members tackle Lassa fever outbreak in Togo