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USAID Pledges Additional $75M To Assist West African Nations Affected By Ebola

News outlets report on a USAID pledge to provide an additional $75 million to assist West African nations in containing Ebola.

Associated Press: U.S. to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers
“The American aid agency announced Thursday it would donate $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and buy 130,000 more protective suits for health care workers…” (Paye-Layleh/DiLorenzo, 9/4).

BBC News: Ebola outbreak: USAID pledges additional $75m
“The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced [Thursday] that it is making up to $75 million in additional funding available to fight Ebola — bringing the total up to $100 million so far. … USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah told the BBC’s Katty Kay that the agency will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other international groups to step up the global response to the crisis” (9/4).

Wall Street Journal: U.S. Agency Pledges Nearly $100 Million in Ebola Aid
“…The new money adds to roughly $21.3 million USAID has committed to date in shipments of medical personal protective gear, chlorine bleach, body bags, food aid, and other resources to combat the outbreak in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea…” (McKay, 9/4).

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