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In Meeting With West African Leaders, Obama Pledges U.S. Support, Marks Progress In Ending Ebola Epidemic

Agence France-Presse: Obama pledges U.S. aid in wiping out last traces of Ebola
“President Barack Obama met on Wednesday with the leaders of three Ebola-stricken West African nations, vowing U.S. help in wiping out the last vestiges of the often deadly disease…” (4/15).

Bloomberg News: Obama Hosts Heads of Ebola-Stricken Nations as Schools Open
“…Obama also used the meeting to mark progress the U.S. has made in helping West African nations combat the Ebola epidemic, which has waned after killing more than 10,000 people last year…” (Olorunnipa, 4/15).

The Hill: Obama: World must remain ‘fully engaged’ against Ebola
“President Obama on Wednesday warned that the world cannot be ‘complacent’ in the fight against Ebola, even as the number of new cases drops to zero in parts of West Africa…” (Ferris, 4/15).

New York Times: As Ebola Retreats, Obama Urges Vigilance and Preparation in West Africa
“Now that the Ebola crisis in West Africa finally appears to be petering out, President Obama on Wednesday called for renewed international efforts to rebuild the shattered health systems in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, to shore up the response to future pandemics in the region…” (Cooper, 4/15).

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