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Addis Ababa November 26/2014 - The 210 health professionals, whom Ethiopia has pledged to send to Ebola-affected countries will be deployed to those countries within the coming two weeks, the Ministry of Health said.
In a press briefing held here yesterday, Public Health Emergency of Adviser to the Minister Dr. Marawi Argaw said the professionals have got adequate training that will enable them undertake their activities effectively.
The professionals will also receive additional training before they start their mission.
International donors have pledged over US$450 million to support an African force to fight Islamist militants in northern Mali. The pledges came at a donors conference held Tuesday (January 30th) in Addis Ababa to raise funds and logistics support for the African-led International Support Mission to Mali (AFISMA). Prior to the donors' conference, the AU's new chairperson, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, announced the AU Assembly's pledge to help stabilize Mali.