New Analysis Examines the $1.9 Billion Committed By the U.S. Government for the International Ebola Response

(Source – Kaiser Family Foundation)

A new Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds government agencies so far report spending approximately $1.9 billion in funding to respond to the Ebola outbreak internationally. The majority of this spending was by USAID (49%), followed by the Department of Defense (33%), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (18%).

The U.S. government enacted $5.4 billion in emergency Ebola funding in December 2014, representing the largest effort by a single donor government to respond to the outbreak. More than two-thirds of the emergency funding ($3.7 billion) was specified for international response efforts, while 21 percent ($1.1 billion) was for domestic purposes, and 10 percent ($515 million) was for research and development. Read more…

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