Whole-of-government response to Ebola epidemic

On September 16, President Obama announced the plan for the whole-of-government response to address the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, declaring the outbreak to be a national security priority. As part of their response to the epidemic, the U.S. will also partner with the United Nations and other international partners.

The U.S. approach will require the efforts of several U.S. agencies, including the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), State, and Defense (DoD).

The agencies will build on efforts and initiatives the U.S. began in March of this year, focusing on containing and controlling the epidemic. U.S. Africa Command will aid in establishing a regional intermediate staging facility, as well as help build additional Ebola treatment units, and USAID will help provide communities and households with protection kits, information, and training.

For more information on U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic, please follow the link below.
Fact Sheet: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa, The White House
Obama to Announce Africom Joint Force Command HQ in Liberia, DoD News


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