Lieutenant Colonel Alison McCourt, Commanding Officer of 22 Field Hospital, told ITV News that the British army medics heading for Sierra Leone this morning are "highly trained" and "keen" to begin the mission.
As it reaches seven months since the Ebola outbreak started we take a look at the timeline of events leading up to the spread of the virus.
More than 100 British personnel are arriving in Sierra Leone to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Here's what else the UK is doing.
A man has been filmed helping an Ebola patient onto a plane without wearing any protective equipment.