Obama to Step Up Ebola Response

President Obama will announce the appointment of a high-level coordinator to manage the U.S. mlilitary response to the Ebola outbreak when he visits the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Tuesday, AllAfrica has learned, while a White House statement says that new measures will include sending 3,000 U.S. troops to the region. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made a personal appeal to her American counterpart, amid calls for a stepped up response from members of Congress and private organizations.

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President Obama Meets with Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf in the Oval Office in May 2010.

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U.S. Government Response to Ebola in West Africa

Tweet from MSF: Our new #Ebola ward is almost ready but it's far from enough. Monrovia needs 800 + more beds yesterday!

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Ebola Appeal Letter from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to President Barrack Obama

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