Facts & figures about China's major-country diplomacy: China's assistance to Africa in fight against Ebola

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/9/14 13:58:20

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The following is a set of numbers related to China's assistance to Africa in the fight against the Ebola outbreak:

3 -- China's assistance was the first to reach the three worst-affected countries in West Africa -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

120 million -- China's response to the Ebola crisis was the country's biggest-ever overseas medical aid mission. China provided 120 million US dollars worth of materials and funding.

1,200 -- China also dispatched more than 1,200 medical personnel and public health specialists to the areas affected by Ebola.

Since the Ebola virus was first identified in 1976, sporadic outbreaks have been reported in Africa, but the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa was the deadliest, resulting in more than 11,300 deaths, according to WHO estimates.

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