More than USD one billion is needed to fight the West Africa Ebola
outbreak, a 10-fold increase in the past month, the UN's Ebola
coordinator has said. David Nabarro made the announcement as the World
Health Organization (WHO) described the health crisis as "unparalleled
in modern times."http://www.whitehouse.gov/t...
As the President has stated, the EVD epidemic in West Africa and the
humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the
United States. In order to contain and combat it, we are partnering
with the United Nations and other international partners to help the
Governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal
respond just as we fortify our defenses at home. Every outbreak of EVD
over the past 40 years has been contained, and we are confident that
this one can -- and will be -- as well.
Our strategy is predicated on 4 key goals:
- Controlling the epidemic at its source in West Africa;
- Mitigating 2nd-order impacts, including blunting the economic,
social, and political tolls in the region;
- Engaging and coordinating with a broader global audience; and
- Fortifying global health security infrastructure in the region and
- U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command headquartered
in Monrovia, Liberia...
- U.S. Africa Command will establish a regional intermediate staging
- Command engineers will build additional Ebola Treatment Units in
affected areas, and the U.S. Government will help recruit and organize
medical personnel to staff them.
- Additionally, the Command will establish a site to train up to 500
health care providers per week.