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Video: Football stars - Ebola health workers are the real heroes


Health workers are the real heroes, was the message sent by star footballers and British actor Idris Elba in a United Nations video published on December 3. The video features West Ham United striker Carlton Cole, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré, Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend, Manchester City squad manager Patrick Vieira, Major League Soccer player Kei Kamara and retired professional footballer Fabrice Muamba along with Elba paying tribute to health workers battling the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. A number of health workers, including medical lab worker Mohamed I. Forna and nurses John M. Tarawaille and Kadiatou Kargbo, are featured in the video. The video is part of a joint campaign between UNICEF and the USA’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “to raise funds and provide information and support to the people of West Africa who are fighting Ebola on a daily basis. Credit: YouTube/United Nations

 

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