A high-powered African Union (AU) Assistance Team has arrived in Liberia from across East and West Africa to assist in the fight against the Ebola disease ravaging West Africa.
The Team, comprising 28 medical professionals including doctors and clinicians, will serve under the African Union Support to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA).
It is in West Africa to render medical and humanitarian assistance mainly in the areas of training, epidemiology and psychosocial support to the three countries highly affected by Ebola, including Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Speaking shortly upon arrival at the weekend at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County, the head of the AU team, Maj. Gen. Dr. Julius F. Oketta said the AU team will be deployed in the three hardest-hit countries with its Headquarters situated in Liberia.
A Foreign Ministry release says the team's aim is to help the affected nations in curbing the virus.
Maj. Gen. Oketta said the team’s mission will cover three phases, including providing-training, epidemiology and psychosocial support to the population.