Ebola Outbreak Coordination Call with CDC Response Leader
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC) will host a conference call on Friday, September 26 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Over the past six months, an Ebola outbreak has affected five countries in West Africa (Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone). The current outbreak is unprecedented in scale and geographical reach: the present West Africa outbreak has a higher caseload than all other previous Ebola crises combined. Worse yet, the United Nations reports that the outbreak continues to accelerate, with almost 40% of the total cases occurring in the past 21 days.
CCC’s Ebola coordination conference call will provide updated information on the humanitarian response and the efforts to contain the disease. It will also detail ways that the business community can help. View the Ebola Outbreak Corporate Aid Tracker.
Joining the call will be Dr. Beth Bell, Director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Bell is one of the leading experts on the response to the Ebola outbreak.
- United Nations
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- UPS Foundation
- Samaritan’s Purse
- International Medical Corps
The call is for officials from donor companies, corporate foundations, local chambers of commerce, humanitarian aid organizations, and members of the media.
- Register here for call in information.
- Dial in prior to 2:00 p.m. to ensure the operator logs you in when the call begins.
A Q&A session will follow the prepared remarks.
Before and after the scheduled conference call, CCC’s disaster assistance Help Desk can be reached at (888) MY BIZ HELP. The Help Desk is made available by the Office Depot Foundation