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African Union to Send 30 Ebola Specialists to Liberia & Sierra Leone

Moremi Elekwachi

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Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic

Addis Ababa (dpa/NAN) – The African Union (AU) promised on Monday in Addis Ababa to send a team of 30 health workers and other specialists to help fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

Mustapha Kaloko, the  AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, said that  the volunteers are epidemiologists, clinicians, public health specialists and communications personnel.

He said they would be deployed to Liberia, the country hardest hit by the virus, from September 17.

Kaloko said a second batch of volunteers would be deployed to Sierra Leone in the next few weeks.

“This is the time for Africa to show solidarity with the affected countries,” he said.

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Moremi Elekwachi is a Media and Communications expert. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia, and a Master’s Degree in Communication Management (with a concentration in Marketing communication) from the University of Southern California. She is Founder and Lead Publicist at Euphorique PR, a leading full-service Public Relations & Marketing Communications company that helps individuals, companies and public figures effectively communicate, engage, and build relationships with their target audiences & stakeholders via digital media and traditional media platforms. Prior to establishing Euphorique PR, Moremi gathered a wealth of experience, working at prestigious media companies both at home and abroad including Wondros (Los Angeles, CA), Wildflower PR, and also BellaNaija, where she served as News Editor & Head of Business Development. Moremi is also the founder of www.queenmoremi.com, a fresh platform dedicated to empowering and celebrating the modern African millennial woman, as she strives to live her best life. In her spare time, she loves to write, gossip about popular culture, and sing her heart out. @queenmoremi: Twitter @queenmoremi: Facebook @queenmoremi: Instagram

1 Comment

  1. tbn

    September 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Trust Africa to be the last to respond or do something about Ebola. Imagine, its weeks after Europe and the Americas had sent their own specialists to Africa that the AU decided to meet and send theirs. As it is, Nigeria has beat the disease. Its now that the AU is just sending their own specialists. Very pathetic attempt to belong. If the survival of the world depended on Africa, I bet that we would have all died by now.

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