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17 Nov 2014 description
report JoongAng Daily

The Ministry of Health and Welfare yesterday unveiled the results of its recent open recruitment of medical personnel to be sent to Sierra Leone in response to the deadly Ebola outbreak, while detailing the countermeasures it is considering taking if anyone on the team becomes infected with the virus.

A total of 145 health workers volunteered to go to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola, including 35 doctors, 57 nurses, 23 medical technologists and 30 on-site safety managers, the Health Ministry said.

18 Oct 2014 description
report JoongAng Daily

President Park Geun-hye pledged to dispatch Korean medical personnel to countries hit with Ebola for the first time to counter the spread of the deadly virus Thursday at the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan yesterday.

In a speech at the ASEM leader’s summit, Park said Korea “has decided to send medical personnel following humanitarian assistance to cope with the spreading Ebola virus.”

Korea already pledged $5 million in humanitarian aid to help prevent the spread of Ebola last month at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.