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Ebola outbreak: UK sending 750 troops to Sierra Leone

Ebola outbreak: UK sending 750 troops to Sierra Leone

The UK is sending 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed. The UK will also send medical ship the RFA Argus and three helicopters. The personnel will be deployed next week. It comes as Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it was “now entirely possible...

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UK to set up Ebola centre in Sierra Leone

UK to set up Ebola centre in Sierra Leone

London – Britain is to set up a medical centre to treat victims of the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, the international development secretary said on Monday. The 62-bed centre near the capital Freetown is planned to be open in eight weeks’ time and will be built and operated by military engineers and medical staff....

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Israeli NGO sends team to Sierra Leone to help combat Ebola

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli nongovernmental relief organization IsraAID is sending medical professionals to Sierra Leone to help patients who have tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus. The first Israeli professionals will arrive in the African nation this week, IsraAID said in a statement. During the first phase, the IsraAid team will provide psycho-social...

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US Gives Ambulances to Sierra Leone to Fight Ebola

US Gives Ambulances to Sierra Leone to Fight Ebola

FREETOW, SIERRA LEONE:  As the U.S. government and the United Nations both stepped up giving on Wednesday to quell the Ebola epidemic sweeping through several West African countries, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced it will spend $50 million on the international effort seeking a vaccine and other therapies. The United States donated five ambulances...

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