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Department for International Development written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Naomi Long Naomi Long Alliance, Belfast East

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to encourage long-term measures to bring about systemic changes required to better cope with future Ebola outbreaks.

Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening The Secretary of State for International Development

The UK is leading the international response to Ebola in Sierra Leone. This outbreak of Ebola is unprecedented in scale and highlights the vital importance of strong public healthcare systems. The UK is the biggest bilateral donor to Sierra Leone and commenced a major health systems programme in 2012.

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