Perspectives from the field: Ebola response in Sierra Leone

Rosalie Schultz
Med J Aust 2015; 203 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00253
Published online: 17 August 2015

On Christmas Day 2014, I started a 6-week placement at the Australian-flagged Ebola Treatment Centre, managed by Aspen Medical, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I joined about 30 doctors, nurses, environmental health officers, and management and support staff from across Australia and New Zealand, working alongside 120 Sierra Leoneans.

  • Regional Health Services Division, Alice Springs, NT



Thanks to Anna Ralph, infectious diseases physician, Darwin. I was employed by Aspen Medical for my 6-week placement in Sierra Leone and 3 weeks of monitoring on return to Australia.

Competing interests:

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  • 1. Menendez C, Lucas A, Munguambe K, Langer A. Ebola crisis: the unequal impact on women and children’s health. Lancet Global Health 2015; 3: e130.


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