September 16, 2014

“Threat to Global Health”

1 U.S. Sending Troops to Africa to Stop Ebola

President Obama outlined a plan to help control the spread of Ebola which has killed more than 2,400 people. It includes sending 3,000 troops to West Africa as well as allocating funds for doctors, healthcare workers, labs and medical facilities. The administration estimates the cost of the plan to be $763 million over the next 6 months. The plan’s goals include controlling the outbreak, preventing ripple effects that could lead to economic and humanitarian disasters and building up Africa’s public health care system. The troops to be dispatched will not provide “direct patient care” but will provide logistical support to health care professionals. The plan has been lauded by many health care professionals although some have questioned whether it will be enough to contain the virus.

More at Usatoday.com | Posted 3 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Ebola Outbreak Could Spread to U.S.

Tags: Ebola, Epidemic, President Obama, Obama to Send Troops to Africa to Fight Ebola

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