10 October 2014

Ebola: 591 Nigerians to Join Volunteer Group to Fight Virus in Liberia, Guinea & Sierra Leone



Nigeria’s success in containing the Ebola Virus Disease, has been hugely lauded by governments all around the world.


Through the formation of an international volunteer group, the country is set to impart its knowledge and techniques about battling the virus to the countries that are most affected by the deadly disease: Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

A total of 591 Nigerians have registered to join the Ebola volunteer group, which will be deployed to the aforementioned countries, The Nation reports.

Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, made the announcement yesterday while giving updates about eradication of Ebola.

Nigerian volunteers from different heath professions have been registering with us, willing to join the international force that will go to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to help out with the containment and as of now 591 Nigerians have already registered with us in three registers we opened in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt.

Before we allow them to leave, certain conditions must be met, the President has to approve for them to leave Nigeria for them to leave as volunteers.”

Secondly, they have to be given proper training on how they would avoid the disease and ensure that they don’t get it. They have to be fully and properly trained according to our standards in Nigeria which is fairly high,” he said.

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