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Leaders in the Sierra Leone Ebola response

6 October 2016

When Ebola spread across West Africa in 2014, the work done by the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) played a vital role in responding to the deadly virus.

Set up in 2013 to deliver clinical services, training and research for the healthcare system in Sierra Leone, a country devastated by civil war, the Partnership swiftly expanded its activities to try and contain the outbreak.

Forty per cent of all cases in Freetown were seen through King’s support units, and two members of the partnership team received Queen’s Honours for their work in West Africa. The Partnership continue to provide technical expertise in the management of suspected Ebola cases and support their partners to achieve post-Ebola recovery priorities as set out by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS).

Watch Dr Oliver Johnson, King’s medicine alumnus and former Director of KSLP discuss how they worked with local partners to respond to the outbreak and the importance of global health in his education.

KSLP is a collaboration between King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre and Sierra Leone’s College of Medicine and Allied Health Science (COMAHS), Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), and Connaught Hospital.

To find out more about the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership, visit their webpages.

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