Policy paper

UK action plan to defeat Ebola in Sierra Leone: background

A basic overview of the UK’s action and our requests for assistance to deliver the plan.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Sierra Leone and the UK are calling on governments and international donors around the world to join up in a concerted effort to contain, control and ultimately defeat the Ebola outbreak.

The United Nations has said the epidemic in West Africa is an unprecedented public health emergency, and risks becoming a global catastrophe unless action is taken now. At the request of Sierra Leone and with the backing of the UN, the UK is co-ordinating the international mission in the country to beat the virus.

Published 23 September 2014