Cuban medical personnel dispatched to West Africa to deal with Ebola outbreak

Cuban Minister of Public Health announced that Roberto Morales Ojeda, the Cuban government is to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa region to send 165 doctors and nurses. These medical workers, including 103 nurses and 62 doctors.

Cuban medical personnel dispatched to West Africa to deal with Ebola outbreak

Sierra Leone’s health care workers (Source: EC)

Recently, reporters at a joint conference World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Minister of Public Health of Cuba Roberto Morales Ojeda announced that the Cuban government is to fight Ebola outbreak in West Africa region to send 165 doctors and nurses. These medical workers, including 103 nurses and 62 doctors, and in the first week of October arrived in Sierra Leone.

WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said that since the outbreak of the Ebola virus, which is the largest single contribution to the country to control the outbreak of Ebola. Dr Chan said: “This will give Sierra Leone a very big help.”

According to the current summary information, WHO has deployed about 500 foreign medical experts in the area. Chan said that despite their shifts, but at any time, there are about 170 medical staff working in the infected countries.

Ebola virus has resulted in 4784 deaths and 2400 people get sick, this is the largest outbreak ever recorded, and the propagation velocity is still accelerating. Many governments have made a commitment to control Ebola outbreaks will provide support. For example, the UK government and the Wellcome Trust (a charitable organization) announced that it would pay £ 6.5 million to accelerate vaccine candidates for Ebola virus research. German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development announced that it would increase the Ebola outbreak areas donation – from € 1 million to $ 10 million euros. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to donate $ 50 million. But experts said that these will not solve the main problem. Margaret Chan, the reporter conference, said: “Money and material assistance is important, but only those not prevent the spread of the Ebola virus we need most is health care..”

WHO data show that disclosure, a 70-bed isolation ward at least 200 health care workers. Although it is not clear how many Mingaibola patients, but WHO estimates that only Liberia would also need hundreds of beds.

Front-line fighting in Liberia who revealed that the capital Monrovia treatment center refused to accept some of the Ebola patients in order to avoid the center of the load is too large. Dr Chan said: “We need more action we need to add at least two to four times the medical staff to control outbreaks of action I hope Cuba will encourage more countries to increase support for the Ebola outbreak areas.. “(paragraph melt)

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