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

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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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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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