ABSTRACT

Ebola Outbreak: Democratic Republic of Congo [Updated April 2, 2019]   [open pdf - 452KB]

From the Document: "Congress has provided funds to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats, including those with pandemic potential like Ebola. From FY2014 through FY2018, Congress provided annually $72.5 million to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for such efforts and increased funding to $100 million in FY2019. From FY2015 to FY2017, Congress appropriated annually $55.1 million to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); in FY2018 and FY2019, it provided $108.2 million; and from FY2008 through FY2020, it authorized an additional $50 million for global health security efforts. The Trump Administration's FY2020 budget request included $90 million and $100 million for USAID and CDC global health security programs, respectively. In FY2015, Congress also provided over $5 billion in emergency funds for domestic and global efforts to contain the 2014-2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak (P.L. 113-235). Some unspent funds have been used to contain two Ebola outbreaks in DRC [Democratic Republic of Congo] since 2018."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11100
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Date:
2019-04-02
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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