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A civil security unit undergoing “Ebola” training in Guinea

LogoSectionNimbaProtecCivile@Fr141027(B2) Thirty French trainers arrived in Guinea on Sunday (October 26), the Quai d'Orsay said, to train 200 personnel from Guinean civil protection units. Their mission will take place for nine weeks in Kafiliyah and will include two components: civil protection training (water rescue, bush fire, first aid, pollution control) and specific training in the fight against the Ebola epidemic (monitoring of people who have been in contact with patients, logistical support to treatment centers).

This cooperation is part of the framework set during the restricted defense council on October 22 to support Guinea in its fight against the Ebola epidemic. This support provides for both training actions and the setting up of two new treatment centers in addition to the one which will be opened in November in Forest Guinea.

NB: Concrete French aid seemed far behind that announced and made effective in particular by the British government.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).