U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

Written By The White House Office of the Press Secretary

President Barack Obama convenes briefing on the Ebola virus at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The United States is partnering with  the United Nations and other international partners to help the governments of various African countries. The US has four key goals for this mission: Controlling the epidemic at the source in West Africa, Mitigating second-order impacts, engaging and coordinating with a broader global audience, and fortifying global health security infrastructure in the region and beyond.The US has committed over $175 million up to date on this mission.

Ideals Related to This Story

Democracy and opportunity are linked to this story.

This article is about the US government deciding what to do about the Ebola outbreak, which is democracy. Also, if Ebola can be contained and die out, it will give many people, who could have possibly gotten the disease, the opportunity to get a job and work, instead of having to lie in a hospital bed.

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