Here's the original report in Dagens Nyheter: WHO wants Swedish help in the fight against Ebola. The Google translation:
World Health Organization WHO wants Sweden to participate in the relief effort in the Ebola victims Liberia. Swedish experts are heading to the capital, Monrovia for planning a tent camp for health professionals.
"We send staff to Liberia at the end of the week. They will look at the prospects of building a camp with accommodation for 100-200 people before making a decision," says Emilio König, who is director of operations at the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB).
Liberia has been hardest hit by the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. To date, approximately 700 people in Liberia died of blödarfebern, and 1,400 have been infected. Medical care in the country, according to the WHO lost control of the spread of infection.
WHO has sent a formal request to the MSB for help to build a base camp for international medical personnel during the next six months working with Ebola infection. The camp consists of beds in tents, kitchens, washrooms and offices. The tent camp can be completed in two or three weeks.
"One option is that we are preparing one or more existing hotels," says König.
The final cost for the camp ports under Emilio König between 30 and 40 million, a cost that MSB hope to share with other countries.
Behind the WHO's request, among others, the Swedish physician Dr von Schreeb, who coordinates WHO's relief efforts in the Ebola-hit countries.
"Today there staff mostly in hotels. They get to the hospitals through densely populated neighborhoods where it can be infected bodies in the streets. It is also difficult to have control over the cleanliness of the hotels. In one camp you have control over everything, and the security makes it easier to hit international relief teams," he says.
Swedish aid to the countries affected by Ebola is by Sida to nearly 20 million [US$2.8 million]. Page has however warned that aid could be increased in future.