UMMS, academic partners awarded $20M from CDC to prevent Ebola outbreak in Liberia

UMMS, academic partners awarded $20M from CDC to prevent Ebola outbreak in Liberia

UMass Medical School and its partners at Boston Children’s Hospital and other academic medical centers have been awarded $20 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand their efforts toward preventing another outbreak of Ebola or other highly contagious viruses in Liberia. 

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School and our partners, together known as the Academic Consortium Combating Ebola in Liberia, or ACCEL, are helping to provide increased numbers of health care workers to help combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  If you are a health care worker who wants to support the mission, this program could be for you.

With generous grant funding from Paul G. Allen as part of his #TackleEbola initiative, we have developed a program in which physicians and nurses from our affiliated institutions and communities can undertake short or long term deployments to work in Ebola treatment units (ETUs). Our work will focus on three goals; to recruit health care workers from U.S. academic medical centers to work in ETUs; to restore basic health care at district hospitals; and to provide laboratory and transfusion support in country.

You Can Help



Monetary contributions can be made to the UMass Medical School Development Office.        

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