Foreign Affairs Committee hearing to review U.S. Ebola effort in Africa

U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced that a hearing on U.S. efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday.

“The Ebola epidemic that has besieged Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for the past seven months is unprecedented in scale, with devastating consequences for the region. This hearing will examine ongoing international and U.S. efforts to contain this epidemic at its source in West Africa and the administration’s emergency request for funding. We will hear from...from representatives of the defense community (and others) who are playing an integral role in the response. We will also seek information what other donors are – and are not – doing to address this dire health emergency," Royce said.

The featured witnesses will be U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah; U.S. Department of State, Bureau of African Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary Bisa Williams; U.S. Department of Defense Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict Michael Lumpkin; Joint Chiefs of Staff Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs in Africa and U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. James Lariviere; and Joint Chiefs of Staff surgeon and U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Nadja West.

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