Infectious disease experts and humanitarian aid workers have criticized the United States, as well as the World Health Organization and United Nations, for failing to aggressively mobilize to quell the crisis. The U.S. has so far committed approximately $100 million of medical and protective equipment, according to Reuters. While the U.S. Department of Defense recently announced it is transferring a 25-bed field hospital to Liberia to help fight the disease, there is some question as to whether these resources will be used to treat Liberians.

Humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has erected numerous treatment centers in affected areas but has repeatedly warned that the need is far greater than they or other medical caregivers are able to meet. In a statement delivered to United Nations member countries earlier this month, MSF International President Dr. Joanne Liu blasted the international community for failing to take action. “Six months into the worst Ebola epidemic in history, the world is losing the battle to contain it,” he said. “Leaders are failing to come to grips with this transnational threat.”

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