AU medical experts arrive in Liberia to combat Ebola

November 13, 2014 6:45 am 

MONROVIA, Nov. 13 — At least 28 African Union (AU) medical professionals including doctors and clinicians have arrived in Liberia from across East and West Africa to assist in the fight against the Ebola disease ravaging West Africa.

The high-powered African Union (AU) Assistance Team are now in the country, a statement issued by the Liberian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

The AU Assistance Team will serve under the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA).

The team is in West Africa to render medical and humanitarian assistance mainly in the areas of training, epidemiology and psychosocial support to the three countries highly affected by the Ebola disease including Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The team will be deployed in the three hardest hit countries with its Headquarters situated in Liberia, the statement quoted head of the AU team, Maj. Gen. Julius F. Oketta as saying.

The team's aim is to help the affected nations in curbing the virus. (PNA/Xinhua)

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