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Strengthening Biological Security in Sierra Leone


Strengthening Biological Security in Sierra Leone

To mitigate serious proliferation threats stemming from the 2014-2015 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa, Canada has provided a modular biological containment laboratory and associated biobank to the Government of Sierra Leone. This facility will serve as the single, secure facility for work on and storage of Ebola and other especially dangerous pathogens and will strengthen capacity in Sierra Leone to prevent, detect and respond to all manner of future disease outbreaks. While construction of this joint facility was completed in February 2020, the commissioning and final handover have been delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the delay, Canada is supporting a further two-year maintenance, service and warranty contract for the facility.

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5228257 CAD


Start Date: January 1, 2017
End Date: December 31, 2022

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