Since December 2014, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health, the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences, the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces and Makerere University in Uganda, has trained nearly 6,000 frontline health care professionals at the National Ebola Training Academy and the Faculty of Nursing, College of Medicine, in Freetown.

Day to day IOM’s team has been instructing doctors, nurses, hygienists, lab technicians, swab takers, ambulance drivers, burial workers and decontamination teams on basic infection prevention and control. Ten Ebola survivors are on staff as expert patients to share their stories and add realism to the practical training.