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Ebola: call for volunteers to staff laboratories in Sierra Leone

Letter from Sir Mark Walport and Dame Sally Davies asking for volunteers to help staff UK diagnostic laboratories in Sierra Leone.

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We urgently need more volunteers to give their expertise, time and commitment to the vital work of the diagnostic laboratories in Sierra Leone, particularly over the Christmas and New Year period.

We are looking for the following capabilities:

  • all levels of laboratory technicians and scientists, with bench experience in microbiology or virology
  • experienced state registered biomedical scientists
  • laboratory team leaders, with a track record of laboratory management and organisational skills

Email ebola.deployment@phe.gov.uk to volunteer.

Published 18 November 2014