Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Obama praises doctors fighting Ebola in Africa

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama is surrounding himself with health care workers battling Ebola in Africa to showcase what he calls their "incredible heroism."

Amid debate over how returning health care workers should be monitored, Obama plans to make remarks from the White House on Wednesday afternoon with those who have been to Africa or are about to go there.

The President is being introduced by Dr Kent Brantly, who was infected with Ebola while working in Liberia and was successfully treated in the United States.

Obama says he wants to encourage the workers and make sure that US policies are based on their experience and science.

Obama also plans to meet earlier in the secure Situation Room with his public health and national security teams on the government's Ebola response.