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USAID, White House Releases Discuss U.S. Government Response To DRC Ebola Outbreak

USAID: Fact Sheet: USAID Response to the Ebola Outbreak
“The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has contributed $8 million dollars to support the joint Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and World Health Organization (WHO) Strategic Response Plan to the outbreak (currently budgeted at $56.7 million). In addition to this funding, USAID has provided personal protective equipment, laboratory supplies, the mobilization of two existing mobile labs, and a robust presence on the ground…” (6/1).

White House: Trump Administration Supports Response to Ebola Outbreak in Congo
In a statement, Andrea Hall and Dr. Luciana Borio, who are overseeing U.S. response efforts for the National Security Council, discuss the U.S. government response to the DRC Ebola outbreak. They write, “The National Security Council staff — in close collaboration with the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and others — is coordinating our response. The National Security Council staff is regularly convening departments and agencies to prioritize actions; to share the latest information on the situation on the ground; and to ensure efforts are timely, coordinated, and responsive to the needs of the DRC people and the many others at risk…” (6/1).

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