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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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This  Centre is funded by the Wellcome Trust. In close collaboration with The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, it supports researchers working in public health and tropical medicine to develop their careers, and foster interchange between institutions in the UK and those based in low- and middle-income countries.

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The 18th Cambridge Immunology Forum – 'Tissue-Resident Immunity'

Sep 27th, 2017, 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM, Queens' College Cambridge.

http://www.immunology.cam.ac.uk/immunologycinferences/CIF2017

The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age 

Professor Robert Wachter, M.D. Professor of Medicine,Department of Medicine, University of California,

8th November Li Ka Shing Centre, Robinson Way, Cambridge, CB2 0RE 5.30pm for 6.00pm start

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