Here's How You Can Help With the Effort to Stop the Spread of Ebola:

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Here's How You Can Help With the Effort to Stop the Spread of Ebola:

Summary: 
There's something each of us can do right now to help stop the global spread of ebola -- whether by volunteering, sharing a good idea, or making a monetary or other contribution.
President Obama Convenes a Meeting on the Government's Ebola Response

President Barack Obama convenes a meeting with cabinet agencies coordinating the government's Ebola response, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Oct.15, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

 
Looking for ways to help fight the global spread of Ebola? Regular Americans across the country are helping in a variety of ways right now. Here are a couple options available to you.

Sign up to be a medical volunteer.

If you're a qualified medical professional and want to volunteer to work in West Africa, the Center for International Disaster Information (CIDI) can connect you with reputable organizations who are active in the Ebola response. Click here to learn more.

The CDC is also developing an introductory safety training course for licensed clinicians who want to work in an Ebola Treatment Unit in Africa. Learn more here.

Click here to meet some of the CDC experts who have traveled to West Africa to help stop the spread of the disease.

Share your idea to help combat the global spread of Ebola.

USAID is calling on the global community to come up with practical, cost-effective innovations that can help health care workers on the front lines give better care and stop Ebola's spread. Learn more and take action now.

Learn about other ways to contribute.

For those who wish to donate money or contribute in other ways, USAID is providing information about non-governmental organizations responding to Ebola in West Africa. Get more information from the USAID website here.