U.S. Announces $10M In Additional Ebola Funding, Bringing Total To More Than $100M

News outlets report on USAID’s announcement that it will provide an additional $10 million for efforts to control Ebola in West Africa.

Agence France-Presse: U.S. to send $10 mn to aid fight Ebola
“The United States will contribute $10 million to pay for medical workers and equipment to fight the deadly Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa, officials in Washington said on Tuesday. The latest cash infusion would bring to more than $100 million the funds that the U.S. government has spent trying to combat the outbreak, the U.S. Agency for International Development said…” (9/9).

The Hill: U.S. pumps more money into Ebola response
“…The new funds, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will support the African Union’s deployment of roughly 100 health workers to support exhausted medical personnel. The money will serve to transport the health workers to Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, where health officials warn the outbreak is spiraling out of control, and to provide supplies…” (Viebeck, 9/9).

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