Ebola response: UK constructing treatment centre in Sierra Leone
Image by DFID – UK Department for International Development
A convoy of vehicles loaded with generators and other supplies from DFID arrives at the Kerry Town Treatment Unit in Sierra Leone.
A team of British military personnel – including logisticians, planners and engineers – are currently on the ground to oversee the construction of the UK’s facility near Freetown.
The UK has pledged £125 million to support the global effort to contain, control and defeat the disease in Sierra Leone. This includes support for 700 Ebola treatment beds. These will provide direct medical care up to 8,800 patients over six months. It will also shore up the country’s stretched public health services to help contain the disease. This includes vital supplies such as chlorine and protective clothing for thousands of health workers.
For more on the UK response to Ebola: www.gov.uk/ebola
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