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China provides help to Ebola-hit countries

Updated: 2015-08-10 10:32

BEIJING - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi starts a visit Saturday to the three African countries worst hit by Ebola -- Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Wang is the first foreign minister of a world major power to visit the West African region after the outbreak of deadly Ebola in 2014.

Such a move once again proves that China has never and will not stop its assistance to and care for those African brothers in need.

Quickly after the outbreak of the fatal epidemic, China was the first country to send health workers to the affected countries in West Africa, and one of the first countries making international medical donations.

In combating Ebola, China has provided four batches of assistance to 13 countries in and around the affected areas with a total amount of $120 million.

So far, China has sent over 1,000 medical staffers to the affected countries, treated more than 900 patients, and trained some 13,000 medical workers for Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and their neighboring countries.

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