HHS Secretary Azar Issues Statement On FDA Approval Of Ebola Treatment
HHS: HHS Secretary Azar Statement on First FDA Approval of Ebola Therapeutic
In a statement, HHS Secretary Alex Azar said, “The approval of the first-ever therapeutic for Ebola is a momentous global health achievement that would have never occurred without American leadership. The United States was proud to provide direct support for this treatment, through an expanded access protocol and a clinical trial conducted in a highly dangerous and insecure region of the DRC. The Trump Administration made ending the 2018 Ebola outbreak one of its top global health priorities for the last two years, and these efforts have now left the U.S. and our African partners better prepared for the fight against the new outbreak in western DRC and for future health threats…” (10/14).