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23.10.2014 Africa

AU to send over 1,000 health workers to Ebola-hit west Africa

By AFP
African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma speaks during the US-Africa Business Forum in Washington, DC, August 5, 2014.  By Jewel Samad (AFP/File)
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African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma speaks during the US-Africa Business Forum in Washington, DC, August 5, 2014. By Jewel Samad (AFP/File)

Freetown (AFP) - African nations will send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in the continent's west, the head of the African Union Commission said Thursday.

"Several African member states have pledged to send in a number of health workers to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, including DR Congo which will send around 1,000 workers in three groups," Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told reporters in Freetown.

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