South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-stricken West Africa
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South Korea to send doctors to Ebola-stricken West Africa

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s foreign ministry says the country plans to send doctors, nurses and military officers to the Ebola-hit region in West Africa next month amid growing concerns over the outbreak. South Korea pledges to spend $5.6 million to help curb the virus.

Foreign Ministry official Seo Eun-ji said Monday that Seoul will send an advance team of government officials to Liberia or Sierra Leone in early November to plan for the safety of the South Korean medical workers. Medical personnel will be sent to one or both of the countries in mid-November, Seo said.

President Park Geun-hye revealed that South Korea would send medical workers to the Ebola-hit region last week in a meeting between Asian and European leaders in Milan.