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Thanks to UCSF employees who have generously donated their vacation time to support UCSF volunteers responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Here is the final tally:

Number of donated hours: 2,686

Number of people who donated: 97

Although we are no longer accepting donations, travelers may still request hours.

Below are the latest internal messages regarding the Ebola response. To read news stories and media coverage, click here.

The Path to Eradicating Ebola
March 5, 2015

UCSF Receives National Designation as Ebola Treatment Center
Dec. 5, 2014

Health Officials Visit UCSF to Review Preparedness to Treat Ebola Patients
Nov. 21, 2014

Preparations and Training Continue at UCSF for Possible Patient Infected with Ebola
Oct. 31, 2014

Leaders Outline Ebola Treatment Preparations at Town Hall Meeting
Oct. 24, 2014

Guidance for UCSF Community Interested in Volunteering

President Barack Obama has asked experienced medical workers to travel to the area to help contain the epidemic. We know that many in the UCSF community are passionate about the need to respond to this crisis. We also want volunteers to be aware of the personal risks and the danger of spreading the disease. 

The following guidelines have been drafted to ensure that those who choose to respond have as much training and support as possible, and we strongly recommend that you plan your travel in accordance with these recommendations.

For further questions, contact [email protected].

UCSF Medical Center Preparedness

Although there are no confirmed or suspected cases of Ebola Virus Disease in California, the University of California Office of the President has informed the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) that all five UC Medical Centers, including UCSF, are positioned to provide care for Californians who have confirmed cases of Ebola, if necessary.

The state health administration said it will support the hospitals in meeting this public health need.

Support the Emergency Ebola Response

There are many options for people who would like to make a financial contribution to help address the Ebola crisis. Learn more about ways to support work by UCSF and other organizations in combatting global infectious diseases.

Man in hazmat suit speaking with ebola patient