Due to our involvement in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, HHI was invited to attend an event at the White House with the President of the United States on Wednesday, October 29th.
After meeting with advisors and healthcare workers involved in the Ebola fight, President Barack Obama delivered remarks in the East Room of the White House praising those Americans who are risking their lives by going to the Ebola affected areas in West Africa to stop the spread of the virus.
“We need to call them what they are, which is American heroes,” Obama said. “They deserve our gratitude and they deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.”
Watch the President’s remarks:
Following the event, HHI joined with a handful of other NGOs to discuss the coordinated Ebola operations on the ground in Liberia, meeting with senior administration officials including HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell, USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain, and Gayle Smith, Senior Director National Security Council.