Sierra Leone

Plymouth's role in Sierra Leone Ebola-free status

Authored by Mary

Sierra Leone officially declared Ebola-free – partly thanks to a team of medical education researchers and virtual learning technicians from Plymouth.

The team, made up of clinicians, academics and programmers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has worked with Masanga Hospital in Sierra Leone and the Masanga...

Funding for Sierra Leone viral haemorrhagic fever project

Authored by Mary

A team from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has received funding of £136,000 from the Health Partnership Scheme to develop a training programme to help the Sierra Leonean Health Service to fight future outbreaks of viral haemorrhagic fever.

Based from the Masanga Hospital in Sierra Leone, the work is the latest...

Derriford Hospital to twin with hospital project in Sierra Leone

Authored by JenniferJ

The twinning of two hospitals, thousands of miles apart is to bring mutual benefit to the staff and patients of both organisations.

Derriford Hospital and the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry (PCMD) have been helping to support the rehabilitation of Masanga Hospital in the Tonkolili district of Sierra Leone since 2008.

Students are able to get a real insight into...