President Obama will unveil the plan for the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.
Tuesday morning, the White House released a statement detailing the nation’s strategy to help respond to the outbreak in the African region. The plan includes partnering with the United Nations and other international organizations to help African governments control the epidemic at its source.
The revamped initiative will provide African communities with resources including protection kits and materials with information about how to protect themselves from the outbreak. The first wave of those resources will immediately go to the 4000,000 most vulnerable households in Liberia, then distributed to the rest of the country and West Africa.
The U.S. will deploy about 3,000 military personnel to aid the project. White House officials say the estimated cost of the project will be about $763 million over six months