Cuba sends 300 more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola

2014-09-26 12:56
Health workers wearing protective clothing and equipment, await patients to screen against the deadly Ebola virus at the Kenema Government Hospital situated in the Eastern Province in Kenema, Sierra Leone.  (Michael Duff, AP)

Health workers wearing protective clothing and equipment, await patients to screen against the deadly Ebola virus at the Kenema Government Hospital situated in the Eastern Province in Kenema, Sierra Leone. (Michael Duff, AP)

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Havana - Cuba said it will send nearly 300 more doctors and nurses to west Africa to help fight the Ebola epidemic.

This will raise to 461 the number of Cuban medical personnel that the country will send to battle the disease.

The Cubans will work in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said Regla Angulo, head of the Cuban medical relief agency.

Until now Cuba had pledged 165 doctors and nurses for Sierra Leone.

The staff are undergoing intense training ahead of their deployment, working in a mock field hospital of the kind they expect to find in Africa

Read more on:    sierra leaone  |  cuba  |  liberia  |  guinea  |  ebola

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