Statement by Ambassador Heyman on Canada’s Renewed Commitment to Fighting Ebola Outbreak in West Africa

OTTAWA: U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman wishes to release the following statement following Canada’s announcement of additional funds to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa:

“I want to join the President in thanking Prime Minister Harper and Canada for their commitment to international efforts to combat Ebola. We also welcome Canada’s announcement today of increased financial support and resources in the form of an additional contribution of $30 million, doubling Canada’s original commitment.

“We continue to look for ways the United States and Canada can collaborate further to halt the spread of the outbreak and growth of new cases in West Africa.”

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