As part of the African Union’s effort to stop the Ebola disease in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, two hundred and fifty (250) health volunteers from the Federal Republic of Nigeria were given a send off ceremony on 3rd December in Lagos before deployment to the affected countries. The Nigerian health contingent will be part […]
The African Union Commission (AUC) has initiated preparations for the African Union support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) as a contribution to on-going efforts at addressing the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in West Africa. The AUC will deploy ASEOWA with an initial strength of 100 medical personnel (both civilian and military) sourced from […]
The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has urged Africa’s private sector to fund the fight against the epidemic, citing the example of giant South African-based telephone network MTN which donated $10 million and Nigerian tycoon Aliko Dangote who has pledged three million dollars. – See more at: vanguardngr.com
Project Director of the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), Dr. Abdulsalam Nasidi, said the volunteers are the first batch of 504 volunteers expected to be deployed. The majority of the volunteers, he said, were those who managed the outbreak in Lagos and Rivers states.
Mobile phone companies in Africa are partnering the African Union Commission to support the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The initiative, known as ‘AfricaAgainstEbola’ will use an SMS dedicated platform to raise funds for the deployment of African health workers to affected countries.