Ethiopian Support for Ebola Response in West Africa

24 Oct 2014

Despite all the efforts made to combat and control it,the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak continues to ravage the affected countries in West Africa and the transmission remains persistent and widespread especially in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. At this very moment there is unfortunately no end in sight to the end of this epidemic in spite of current efforts;and is expected to furiously worsen for the foreseeable future…In order to help fill the critical gaps in the response in the highly affected countries, the Government of Ethiopia is ready to deploy a volunteer health professionals mission of 200 to West Africa along with a financial support of ETB 10 million (USD 500,000). The professional Mission comprises of medical doctors, nurses, field epidemiologists,environmental health professionals and public health specialists.They will engage in case management/treatment, surveillance, contact tracing, social mobilization, and community engagement, and will also assist the local national health system to continue its essential and basic health, food and WASH services.

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