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U.S., U.N. Efforts To Contain Ebola Outbreak Continue

News outlets report on efforts undertaken by the U.S. and U.N. to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Africa.

ABC News: Ebola Outbreak Enters Sixth Month With No End in Sight
“Though two American aid workers have recovered from Ebola, the outbreak continues to spread in West Africa with no end in sight…” (Lupkin/Mohney, 8/22).

Agence France-Presse: U.S. sends medical equipment to fight Ebola in Liberia
“Sixteen tons of medical equipment donated by the U.S. government arrived on Sunday in Liberia, which has tallied the highest death toll in the West African epidemic…” (8/24).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. vows to radically scale up Ebola fight as ‘invisible’ caseloads are escaping detection
“Dr. David Nabarro, senior United Nations system coordinator for Ebola who was appointed by the Secretary-General to establish how best the U.N. can support affected communities, was wrapping up the first leg of a visit to all Ebola-effected countries in West Africa. In the Liberian capital, Monrovia, [Friday] afternoon, he told reporters at the end of his two-day visit that more health workers will be brought to the country to deal with the outbreak, saying, ‘The United Nations is looking at ways to radically scale up support to fight Ebola’…” (8/22).

U.N. News Centre: ‘Basic health care cannot be Ebola’s next casualty,’ says UNICEF, ramping up support to Liberia
“As part of the overall United Nations push to assist West Africa in battling the worst outbreak of Ebola in history, a cargo plane carrying 68 metric tons of supplies from the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) landed today in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, bringing urgently needed items to shore up the country’s weakened health care system…” (8/23).