ANA Commends White House for Emergency Funding Request to Enhance U.S. Response to Ebola (11/5/14)

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November 5, 2014

Jemarion Jones

Adam Sachs, 301-628-5034

ANA Commends White House for Emergency Funding Request to Enhance U.S. Response to Ebola

SILVER SPRING, MD – The American Nurses Association commends today’s announcement by the Obama administration of an emergency funding request to Congress of $6.18 billion to enhance its efforts in the U.S. and West Africa to respond to Ebola. The comprehensive funding request outlines immediate and long-term activities designed to protect the American public from Ebola and other infectious diseases, and to control the current epidemic in West Africa.

“We support the administration’s request and urge Congress to act swiftly to provide the necessary resources to effectively manage Ebola and other infectious diseases in the U.S., and to contain the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa,” said American Nurses Association President Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN.

As this funding is distributed, ANA encourages the administration to be mindful of the needs of registered nurses and other health care workers with regard to training and overall preparedness.

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ANA is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.1 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.