This assessment provides useful, timely feedback on achievements in these and other areas, but also on challenges and how they might be overcome. Whilst this assessment focuses specifically on SSHAP’s support to the responses to Ebola in the DRC over the last two years and is not intended to be a broader evaluation of the Platform, it is all the more valuable as SSHAP now seeks to build on and extend its vision, with support from the Wellcome Trust/DFID Joint Epidemic Preparedness Initiative.