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Small Group Meeting on the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa on the Margins of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit


Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
August 4, 2014

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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia Mathews Burwell, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden, along with the Department of State, other agencies, private sector representatives, and the World Bank, consulted today with President of Guinea Alpha Condé and senior officials from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria about the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. The group identified national and regional priorities and held intensive discussions on the types of assistance needed to mount an effective response. Secretary Burwell and Director Frieden reiterated U.S. engagement and support for efforts to control the outbreak and address the challenge. The discussions took place on the margins of the U.S.-African Leaders Summit now taking place in Washington.

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