Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network Request - Ebola Virus Disease

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has received the attached request for assistance in West Africa from the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) via PHAC. An overview of the situation in West Africa is included in the request. It would be greatly appreciated if you could share this request with those in your networks who may have the necessary expertise/qualifications.

Those who are interested can contact GOARN directly, and please let the ministry know that an application has been submitted by contacting Please see contact information in the attached request to respond.

There is no provincial coordination necessary for this request. However, if you do have any questions, please contact the Emergency Management Branch via the Health Care Providers Hotline (1-866-212-2272).

Another memo will follow tomorrow regarding updated documents from PHO on the clinical features of VHF, the collection of laboratory specimens, etc.