Table 1

Timeline of Cuba’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

13 AugustUN calls for global response13 p45
29 AugustLetter from president of Sierra Leone requesting help from Cuba13 p45
9 SeptemberPhone call from UN secretary general to several world leaders requesting help (presidents of USA, France, EU, Cuba and prime minister of UK)13 p37–38
13 SeptemberPress conference by Cuba’s health minister and Dr Chan (WHO) announcing decision to send 62 doctors and 103 nurses to Sierra Leone15
15 SeptemberRequests for help from presidents of Liberia and Guinea13 p48–50
16 SeptemberCuba announces it will send 53 health professionals to Liberia and 38 to Guinea13 p48–50
2 OctoberCuban brigade arrives in Sierra Leone16
  • EU, European Union; UN, United Nations.