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Unimak-University of Mekeni, Sierra Leone

UnimakDuring the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Professor Ian Goodfellow of the Wellcome Trust-Cambridge Centre for Global Health Research went to Sierra Leone to support the work of Public Health England and was based in Makeni Town as part of the Ebola response. Professor Goodfellow is now working with Unimak who have provided suitable space to establish  laboratory space and teaching facilities to build the in-Country capacity of health professionals to prevent and respond to  Ebola outbreaks. The facility is supported by The Wellcome Trust and DfID. It will include space for visiting scholars and the capacity for sequencing Ebola and other pathogens.

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