USAID Administrator Provides Statement On WHO Designation Of Ebola As PHEIC
USAID: USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Statement on the Designation of Ebola as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern
“[On Wednesday], the World Health Organization (WHO) designated the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) under the International Health Regulations (2005). The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) applauds this decision, and will continue to scale up life-saving support to bring this outbreak to an end. This decision reinforces our call to strengthen the response to Ebola through improved leadership and coordination, enhanced community engagement, improved preparedness, and expanded vaccination in communities…” (7/17).