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U.S. Government Blog Posts Discuss U.S Response To Ebola, Health Systems Strengthening

Blog posts from USAID and the State Department discuss the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic and the importance of strengthening health care systems.

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: At the Heart of Ebola — Health Systems That Need Strengthening
Chris Thomas, communications adviser in USAID’s Bureau for Global Health, discusses the U.S. response to the West African Ebola epidemic and the importance of strengthening health systems, writing, “If we use all of our might to ramp up the response to Ebola while also investing in strengthening critical health care systems (including the components that prevent, detect, and respond to infectious diseases), we can help bring the current epidemic under control and reduce the possibility of future outbreaks” (10/6).

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: The U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa
The blog post discusses the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic, stating, “Since the first cases of Ebola were reported in West Africa in March 2014, the United States has mounted a whole-of-government response to contain and eliminate the epidemic at its source, while also taking prudent measures at home…” (10/6).

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