The Obama administration says it’s willing to offer assistance in the fight against the spread, but not to the tune of trillions of dollars.
In a speech Tuesday to a conference of the World Bank, the White House announced a $10 million effort to provide technical and financial support for the development of “enhanced screening procedures” to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The announcement was made in a briefing with the World Health Organization’s executive director, Dr. Susan Brown.
It follows a request from the Trump administration for more than $3 billion in support for emergency response efforts.
The U.N. health agency has asked the World Food Program to help fund a $100 million program to distribute food to the affected communities.
The administration is also seeking $10.7 billion in aid to combat Ebola in West and Central Africa.