Policy paper

UK lessons from Ebola outbreak

The government’s response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee report, ‘Science in Emergencies: UK lessons from Ebola'.


Government response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee 2nd Report of Session 2015-16: Science in Emergencies: UK lessons from Ebola (print version)

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The government welcomes the committee’s report and its focus on the importance of sharing information and expertise and having a coordinated research response.

The government continues to work with the World Health Organization and the wider international community to ensure that we have in place the best possible information to be able to assess the onset and spread of diseases such as Ebola and more recently Zika.

In addition, in the field of research, the government has set up the £1 billion Ross Fund which will enable us to encourage and coordinate action to tackle malaria and other infectious diseases.

Published 14 April 2016