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Britain to Send Military & Humanitarian Experts to Fight Ebola in Sierra Leone



Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola EpidemicLondon (Reuters/NAN) – The British government said it would send military and humanitarian experts to Sierra Leone to set up a medical treatment centre there to care for victims of the Ebola outbreak.

Britain took the decision after 11 major companies pressurized the international community to step up the fight against the worst outbreak of the disease.

Justine Greening, International Development Secretary, said on Monday in London that the 62-bed facility would be built and operated by British military engineers and medical staff near Freetown.

He said the initial phase would be operational within eight weeks.

The scale of the problem requires the entire international community to do more to assist the affected countries,’’ he said.

Greening said that the epidemic in West Africa, the worst since the disease was discovered in 1976, had killed more than 2,100 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria and had also spread to Senegal.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. bake

    September 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    hmmmnnn………………..i see a light at the end of this endless tunnel!!!!!!!!!!

  2. bee

    September 8, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Thankful to hear this!!! By the grace of God, ebola will be eradicated soon.

  3. pat

    September 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    When will Africa learn to help itself. I look forward to that day. Been dependent on other countries is not the way forward. The solutions are right under your nose. #badleaders/governance

  4. bruno

    September 8, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    White man coming to save black man, nothing new about that, that’s how it has always been and that’s how it will be (forever)

  5. @edDREAMZ

    September 8, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    more than 2,100 people died frm the disease….. I pray this ends abeg lord God..

  6. Theophilus Ukwumaka

    September 9, 2014 at 7:08 am

    It is well. A welcomed development.

  7. Lorna

    September 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Cool,thank God for this development. @
    Bruno, we know its been like that but how on earth can you WISH it to be that way forever???!

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