Japan is considering sending more emergency medical personnel to deal with the Ebola crisis in West Africa, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Monday.

Tokyo is negotiating with the World Health Organization to send "up to 23 experts, additionally," Kishida said during a U.N. meeting in New York on universal health coverage.

Japan has extended approximately $5 million in emergency aid grants and four Japanese medics have been dispatched as members of the WHO mission, according to Kishida.