Obama Sends Troops to Liberia to Help Fight Against Ebola Virus


2,400 people have been killed by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and more than half of those deaths have occurred in Liberia. With the plan to help fight against Ebola, President Barrack Obama is sending 3,000 troops to Liberia, aiming to build new treatment centers and help train medical staff. More specifically, they plan to train up to 500 healthcare workers a week, construct 17 healthcare facilities, distribute home healthcare kits, and make a campaign to train local people how to treat a patient.

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With these plans and actions, it gives the people of Liberia and everyone infected by this virus the chance to be helped and get healthy. With all of the troops coming to train healthcare workers and build centers, it provides a larger chance of getting better to then life a longer, healthier, and happier life. Also, in order for this action to have occurred, the two presidents of each country had to associate with each other in order to figure out what would be done. The Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, asked Obama directly for help to fight Ebola for his country's citizens. Therefore, Obama's plans to help Liberia relate to the ideals of opportunity and democracy.

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