Ebola: US To Deploy 100 Medical Personnel To West Africa

The United States government has announced it would deploy 100 medical personnel to help in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in some parts of West Africa.

Its ambassador to the African Union (AU), Reuben Brigety, stated this in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Monday, at an information sharing session on Ebola at the AU Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC).

Brigety said the US would deploy 25 medical doctors and 75 nurses to the four countries affected by the virus, including Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

He, however, said the deployment was subject to the AU approval, as the US government was ready to assist.

The envoy advised African countries to also send doctors and medical personnel to provide the services needed to tackle the disease in the affected countries.

At the session, Japan announced that it had donated $1.5 million to the World Health Organisation (WHO) fund toward fighting the virus.

Its representative at the AU said the Asian country had also sent medical experts to affected countries.

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