(CNN) – French President Francois Hollande is visiting Guinea on Friday in a direct show of support for the West African nation as it battles the deadly Ebola virus.
Hollande has been accompanied on the one-day trip by a delegation including the French health minister and the head of the Red Cross in France.
While in Guinea, Hollande will meet with the country’s leaders, visit medical facilities and hold a round-table discussion with people directly involved in fighting the disease. He will also pay tribute to the contribution of French medical workers in Guinea.
This week, the World Health Organization said the spread of the virus appeared to have stabilized in Guinea, an encouraging development.