U.N., U.S., African Development Bank Assist Nations Hit By Ebola

News outlets report on international efforts to assist West African nations affected by Ebola.

Agence France-Presse: U.N. Ebola czar heads to West Africa
“The U.N.’s new pointman on Ebola said Tuesday he will travel to West Africa this week to shore up health services in the four countries hit by the worst-ever outbreak of the virus. British physician and public health expert David Nabarro also told reporters that he will be holding talks with the U.N. mission in Liberia on ways peacekeepers could help deal with the impact of the disease…” (8/19).

Agence France-Presse: African Development Bank pledges $60 mn to fight Ebola
“The African Development Bank on Tuesday pledged $60 million (45 million euros) to help fight the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola which is raging across west Africa. The aid will help authorities in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria to strengthen their surveillance and response systems to halt the spread of the deadly disease, President Donald Kaberuka said…” (8/19).

Devex: How USAID is responding to Ebola in West Africa
“…USAID’s Ebola DART team is responsible for assessing emergency needs and managing a coordinated U.S. interagency response, and they are laying the groundwork for a possible scaling up of the response effort…” (Igoe, 8/19).