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November 27, 2014
Canada sending medics to West Africa to fight Ebola
Ottawa (AFP) Nov 27, 2014
Canada will send 40 military medics to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, officials said Thursday while also encouraging Canadian health care workers to join the fight. Health Minister Rona Ambrose said an estimated 350 international care workers and specialists are needed at Ebola treatment centers in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These countries are facing a shortage of doctors and nurses, as well as psychologists, water and sanitation engineers, and infection prevention and con ... read more

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