23 Oct 2014

Nigeria to dispatch 506 volunteers to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to contain Ebola Outbreak

Preparations are in top gear as the Federal Government has intensified plans to deploy about 506 volunteers to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to help these West African nations contain the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).

The Minister of State and Supervising Minister of Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, stated this Thursday in Abuja at a press briefing on the significance of the certification of Nigeria as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) free.

Khaliru explained that "506 volunteers have been identified and are ready for deployment to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone", adding that the first contingent of 250 Nigerian experts will be deployed soon.

Credit: Paul Obi/ThisDay

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