General Objective

The objective of this course is to provide essential information about the Ebola outbreak and treatment strategies to staff. Its purpose is to ensure that all trained staff have sufficient knowledge of the disease and its transmission routes to work efficiently in a well-designed Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC ). Key topics explored include history and characteristics of the disease, outbreak intervention strategies, infection prevention and control, the importance of psychosocial support, and health promotion initiatives.

List of contents

  • Introductory Chapter
  • Chapter 1. History of Ebola
  • Chapter 2. Characteristics of the Disease
  • Chapter 3. Anthropology
  • Chapter 4. Mindful Behaviour
  • Chapter 5. Outbreak Intervention Strategies
  • Chapter 6. Ebola Management Centre (EMC)
  • Chapter 7. Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)
  • Chapter 8. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Chapter 9. The Importance of Psychosocial Support
  • Chapter 10. Health Promotion
  • Chapter 11. The Cured Patient


This course is a compilation of multimedia presentations which you can easily navigate through.


This eBriefing does not involve a formal evaluation. Quizzes and activities are integrated in each chapter to support learning, comprehension and retention.

How to Enrol

This course is open to all MSF staff.

  1. If you already have an eCampus account make sure you are logged in, then click on “Join the course” at the top right of this page.
  2. If you do not have an account and are currently working for MSF you can create an account here, then follow the steps in “1.” above.

Who is this course aimed at

Medical Staff.