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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

Project 045 (IfS)*: Establishment of a Mobile Laboratory for in situ interventions on VHF outbreak sites in combination with CBRN Capacity Building in Western Africa


The project will be implemented to the benefit of the non-EU countries covered by the EU CBRN Centre of Excellence African Atlantic Façade region and its neighbourhood countries. Priority is given to the countries affected by the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, namely Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Beyond facing the current emergency situation, hereinafter the use of the EUWAM-Lab may be extended to other African countries of the CoE African Atlantic Façade and Eastern and Central Africa regions to build capacity to fight against biological threats.


The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of the countries affected by the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease outbreak to detect and identify infectious diseases caused by risk group 4 viruses. The outcomes of this project will represent the basis for a long-term project which will strengthen cooperation and reinforce the capacity of the CBRN CoE partner countries from the African Atlantic Façade region to fight against biological threats.

CBRN areas
Crisis managementFirst responsePublic health impact mitigationSafety and security
CBRN categories
CoE Region
AAF - African Atlantic Façade

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This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.