Data Hosting: Sierra Leone Ebola Database (SLED)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is assisting the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in establishing and providing secure access to the Sierra Leone Ebola Database (SLED). This Database comprise of the data recorded by District Ebola Response Centers data managers; District Surveillance Officers; Alert Calls Centers operators; Laboratories technicians;  Ebola Holding Centers, Ebola Treatment Centers, and other health and medical facilities personal, and Burial teams. The data were contributed by the following organizations:


  • Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • E-Health Africa
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Concern Worldwide
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • World Vision
  • Western District Health Management Team
  • Kenema District Health Management Team
  • Kambia District Health Management Team
  • Kailahun District Health Management Team
  • GOAL
  • International Medical Corps (IMC)
  • Save the Children
  • The 34 Military Hospital, Freetown
  • Catholic international development charity (CAFOD)
  • Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) – Holland
  • Partners in Health
  • International Rescue Committee

Laboratory data were recorded by:

  • Public Health Agency of Canada laboratories in Kailahun,  Kono and Tonkolili
  • Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory
  • Central Public Health Reference Laboratory/ Moyamba Ebola Diagnostic Center/US Defense Threat Reduction Agency laboratory
  • Dutch laboratories in Princess Christian Maternity Hospital, Freetown and Kono
  • Italian laboratory, Freetown
  • MoHS EM laboratory, Freetown
  • National Institute for Communicable Diseases laboratory, Lakka
  • Nigerian laboratories in Kambia and Freetown
  • Public Health England laboratories in Kerry Town, Makeni, and Port Loko

MoHS Protocol for SLED data access [PDF – 756 KB]

Data and Documentation

VHF Data Dictionary [PDF – 894 KB]

Laboratory Testing File Data Dictionary [PDF – 467 KB]


SLED RDC Proposal template [PDF – 142 KB]

SLED RDC Proposal template [DOC – 25 KB]

Submit proposals to  as a single document.

Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation reviews and approves every proposal. Proposal review will take up to four weeks.

Location of Access

For other data access options, please contact your RDC analyst for details.

Approved Projects – Next Steps

Follow the Steps outlined on Accessing Restricted Data.