China to send 1,000 to help fight Ebola in Africa

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

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.

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