Ethiopia Holds Farewell Gala for Volunteer Doctors Headed to Ebola-Hit Countries

A farewell gala in Addis Ababa on December 15th, 2014 for the Ethiopian health care workers that are deployed in West Africa. (Photograph: Twitter)

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

New York (TADIAS) – One hundred eighty-seven health professionals from Ethiopia will be arriving in Ebola-hit West African countries this week. According to Ethiopia’s Minister of Health Dr. Kesete Admasu, who made the announcement via Twitter on Monday, the Ethiopian volunteers will assist in the global efforts underway in the region. Dr. Kesete tweeted: “[Ethiopia] is now the largest volunteer contributor to the Ebola response in Africa.”

The health care workers will be deployed in the three most-affected nations — Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea.

Dr. Kesete stated: “The Ambassador of Liberia to Ethiopia on behalf of the 3 countries thanked the volunteers and the government of Ethiopia for the solidarity.”

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