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The EU Mobile Labs Project has provided one of the first labs against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. A mobile unit was deployed to Guinea in March 2014, at the outbreak's onset. It has provided diagnosis for a large fraction of the samples collected - 3000 during the first 6 months, identifying over 1000 positive cases. Up to 70 samples per day have been processed, with diagnosis available within 4 hours. Two additional mobile labs have been deployed to Nigeria and Liberia.

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  • Two EU Mobile Labs redeployed to Sierra Leone against Ebola

    Within the EU Comprehensive Response Framework to the West Africa Ebola outbreak, the European Commission has stepped up its efforts by reinforcing the budget for the deployment of mobile laboratories for the diagnosis of the virus (plus 2.4 million euros). The total contribution for the European...
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    Former Capacity4dev Member posted news 11 December 2014
  • Interview with a team member of Guinea's EU Mobile Lab

    Zoltán Kis is a pharmacist by training, with a specialization in international public health. He completed his PhD at the Szeged University and has been working at National Center for Epidemiology, Hungary. He is currently a Cohort 2013 Fellow in the Member State Track of the EUPHEM program and has...
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    Former Capacity4dev Member posted news 13 October 2014
  • UPDATE 03.12.2014 - ECHO factsheet - Ebola in West Africa

    ECHO - the EU Humanitarian Aid And Civil Protection Office - published this factsheet on the current situation with Ebola in West Africa, and on the specific action of the European Union. The map below, which is extracted from the factsheet, shows where the three units of the EU Mobile Labs are...
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  • Photos of the EU Mobile Lab in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

    One of three laboratory units of the EU Mobile Labs Project has been handed over to the Institute of Lassa Fever Research and Control (ILFRC) at the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in Nigeria in February 2014 and scientists of the ILFRC have been trained in the deployment and use of the...
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  • About the Project

    Background The EU Mobile Labs project will increase the capacity in Europe and Africa to respond to infectious disease outbreaks, such as the current Ebola outbreak, and will strengthen the collaboration between scientists on both continents. Over the course of the project, three deployable mobile...
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European Commission - EuropeAid - DEVCO B5 (Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace)

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