African Nations To Send More Health Care Workers To Ebola Hotspots

News outlets report on increased efforts by African Union member states to send more health care workers to Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia.

Agence France-Presse: African nations to send 1,000 health workers to Ebola hotspots
“African countries on Thursday pledged to send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia, where the World Health Organization says the spread of the killer virus ‘remains of great concern’…” (Johnson, 10/23).

Reuters: Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight
“Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but trained doctors and nurses scarce in the three worst effected countries — Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, the African Union appealed last week to member states to urgently fill the gap…” (Onuah/Fofana, 10/24).