U.K.’s DfID, Military Develop Ebola ‘Hospital In A Box’ For Deployment In Sierra Leone
The Guardian: Sierra Leone beds in against Ebola repeat with U.K. military’s ‘hospital in a box’
“…The success of this teamwork between [the U.K. Department for International Development (DfID)] and the military was in part due to the defense ministry’s long-term presence in the country, training army and police. This meant they were already trusted. The MoD’s mandate was strictly one of logistical support, but recently their involvement has become project-led with the creation of a 36-bed ‘field hospital in a box.’ … [T]he hospital is a highly unusual project in that it is DfID funded but was conceived and led by the military…” (Ghouri, 11/5).