Monrovia Medical Unit

MMU Critical Care Hospital

The Monrovia Medical Unit, November, 2014. Photograph by Morgana Wingard, courtesy of USAID

The United States Government opened the Monrovia Medical Unit to care for healthcare workers infected with Ebola on November 25, 2014. The 25-bed field hospital was built by the Department of Defense, and was staffed by U.S. Public Health Service clinicians. It was one component of a broader effort to protect international and Liberian healthcare workers who courageously volunteered to treat Ebola patients in Monrovia and Liberia. 

Monrovia Medical Unit Model

Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU) model built by a U.S. government partner, 2014. Courtesy of the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Security and Strategic Information, Directorate of Intelligence

Bornemann, Jennifer

Commander Jennifer Bornemann, a behavioral health officer in the Monrovia Medical Unit, describes a family with multiple members who were treated at the MMU. (Transcript)

Wong, Karen

Dr. Karen Wong

Dr. Karen Wong, who treated Ebola patients in the Monrovia Medical Unit, talks about the  Ebola treatment unit. (Transcript)