CDC Director returns to Salone to assess Ebola situation


July 31, 2015 

Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will return to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone to observe firsthand the impact of the Ebola outbreak and to assess next steps in getting to a resilient zero.

According to a release from the U.S. Embassy in Freetown, from August 2-4, Dr. Frieden will be in Sierra Leone where he will meet with government officials, international partners, and healthcare workers to consult on the Ebola outbreak response and discuss CDC plans to help build public health and emergency management capacity.

He will be accompanied by U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Shannon Smith.

Dr. Frieden will hold a press conference on Monday, August 3 at the U.S. Embassy at Hill Station at 2pm.