South Korea: The Role of Nurses in Ebola Preparedness

  • Seun Young JoeEmail author


This case study shows how a nursing educational institution helped in preparing medical personnel deployed to the site of Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Korea Armed Forces Nursing Academy (KAFNA) developed a training curriculum to prepare medical teams who helped in caring for people in affected areas in Sierra Leone.


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  3. WHO (2014, August 8). Statement on the 1st meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee on the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Available at
  4. WHO (2016) Ebola Situation Report - 16 March 2016. Available at

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lieutenant Colonel JoeKorea Armed Forces Nursing AcademyDaejeonSouth Korea

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