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Press Releases, Blog Post Discuss U.S. Reponse, World Bank Report On Ebola

The following press releases and blog post discuss U.S. efforts to contain Ebola and a new World Bank report on the disease’s potential economic impacts.

USAID: USAID Administrator Shah Travels to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal
“U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will travel to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Senegal Oct. 13-17, to meet with national and local officials, aid organizations, and staff coordinating the international response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa…” (10/10).

U.S. Africa Command: United Assistance Team Makes Significant Strides
“…In just a few short weeks, the U.S. military has established the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance (JFC-UA) to support the comprehensive U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) remains the lead U.S. agency in charge of the U.S. response to the Government of Liberia’s request for assistance in containing the Ebola virus disease (EVD)…” (10/10).

Center for Global Development’s “Global Health Policy Blog”: Understanding the World Bank’s Estimate of the Economic Damage of Ebola to West Africa
Mead Over, senior fellow at CGD, and David Evans, senior economist at the World Bank, discuss the World Bank’s recently released report, titled “The Economic Impact of the 2014 Ebola Epidemic: Short and Medium Term Estimates for West Africa” (10/10).

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