ABN – USAID has announced that the US government will provide an additional US$226 million to help West Africa recover from the recent Ebola outbreak.
The announcement was made at the International Ebola Recovery Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will all receive funds to address critical gaps in their systems left by the Ebola outbreaks.
The US has also been aiding each country with its recovery efforts, which include improving food security, health systems, non-Ebola health services and communication technology.
USAID Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt acknowledged the progress that has been made in the fight of and recovery from Ebola so far.
He said: "As we continue on the road to zero cases, we are here to support the people of West Africa as they begin the long process of rebuilding and restoring their livelihoods."