AFRICAN COUNTRIES SENDING MORE VOLUNTEERS TO HELP COUNTER WEST AFRICA'S EBOLA OUTBREAK
THE AFRICA REPORT OCT. 24, 2014
In response to an urgent appeal by the African Union for medical staff to avert West Africa's health crisis, Ethiopia has pledged to send 200 volunteer health workers to countries hit by the Ebola outbreak.
DRCongo and Nigeria have also announced plans to respond to AU's call for member countries to show solidarity in the fight against Ebola.
Ethiopia also has pledged over $500,000 to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three affected countries.
Head of African Union commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, told journalists in Sierra Leone that ..."Several African member states have pledged to send in a number of health workers to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, including DR Congo, which will send around 1,000 workers in three groups."