China to send 1,000 to help fight Ebola in Africa
China plans to send more than 1,000 medical workers and public health experts in the coming months to West Africa to help African countries fight the Ebola virus.
To date, China has sent 252 people to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries, and there are 134 people working there.
With experience in prevention and control during the SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) epidemic 10 years ago, Chinese trainers will help provide training for local medical workers, grassroots administrators, community leaders, government staff, students and volunteers in the three countries and neighboring countries at risk for the epidemic. It is expected that 10,000 people will receive the training.