In 2019, the Society of Medical Doctors pioneered the National Ebola Response Preparedness with funding from UNICEF.

The purpose of the project was to raise awareness and engagement of health, immigration, police, conveyors, MRA workers etc, in order to strengthen surveillance/screening at selected points of entry. It also aimed at building capacity of health workers in public, CHAM and private facilities on contact tracing, screening, infection prevention and control, and case management. This project also supported the quarantine of MDF UN peacekeeping mission for 21 days in their barracks upon their return.