In support of the Government of Canada’s response to fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) health care and support staff departed for the United Kingdom (UK) today to undertake specialized training prior to deploying to Sierra Leone later this month

Canadian military doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, medics and support staff will train at the state-of-the-art British Army Medical Services Training Centre in Strensall, UK. After training alongside their British military counterparts to ensure full inter-operability, CAF personnel will deploy directly to Sierra Leone.

Scheduled to be operating in Sierra Leone later this month, the deployment is expected to last up to six months, with Canadian military health care personnel being rotated every two months during the deployment.

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