The UK has been at the forefront of responding to the ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in Sierra Leone. It is acknowledged that the key to combatting this epidemic is supporting in-country front line health workers and underpinning a fractured health system in Sierra Leone. The UK’s aim is to provide the very best life-saving health service under the most challenging conditions.
UK-med is working with the Department for International Development (DfID), Department of Health, NHS England and International NGOs to recruit NHS volunteers through its International Emergency Medical Register (UKIEMR) to work in a number of DFID funded Ebola Treatment Centres in Sierra Leone.
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UK-Med was established in 1995 to facilitate the provision of health workers from across the UK to support the hospitals in Sarajevo during the Balkans war. Subsequently it has despatched teams to a range of countries and crises including Cape Verde, Kosovo, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, China Indonesia, Haiti, the Philippines and Jordan.
UK-Med supports education and training for health workers in developing countries and continues to facilitate the provision of UK health care workers who volunteer their services to countries during conflict and catastrophe.