Sierra Leone

Our work in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone - Assisting with improvement of medical laboratory capacity

Njala University Laboratory Sierra Leone

DATOS collaborates with the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) to improve preparedness against Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases in Sierra Leone. This project is funded by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Accra, Ghana.

 

In this project DATOS assists with laboratory strengthening. The laboratory activities will initially focus on five priority infectious zoonotic viral diseases. These were selected based on their documented presence in Sierra Leone and their potential to cause pandemics or severe epidemics in humans and/or animals. These are:

  1. Ebola viral disease by Ebola virus including the closely related filovirus, Marburg virus
  2. Lassa fever caused by the Lassa virus
  3. Rift Valley fever caused by the RVF phlebovirus
  4. Rabies, caused by Lyssaviruses
  5. Highly pathogenic avian influenza by Avian Influenza virus

 

During the project DATOS and KIT closely collaborates with the Departments of Animal Science and Community Health of Njala University, further reinforcing the One Health Concept by focusing on both human and animal health and its interface.

 

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