Monday, 1 December 2014

Ebola: FG, AUC dispatch 504 health workers to Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia


No fewer than 504 health workers trained by the Federal Government in collaboration with the African Union Commission on Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, management will Thursday this week depart to Ebola- affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Medical Association, West African Region, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that all necessary conditions that would guarantee safety including a comprehensive life insurance cover are provided before the departure of the volunteers.

Speaking at the three-day training of the first batch of the contingent comprising 250 doctors and volunteers in Lagos, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute, who was represented by the Director, Nigerian Centre for Diseases Control, Prof. Abdulsalamin Nasidi said the move was to assist the affected countries.


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