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



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