At the same time, he required a prompt action. The asked money should be added to the actual deficit. $2 billion of the total would be apportioned to the United States Agency for International Development and $2.4 billion would go to the Department of Health and Human Services. At this time, the number of people who are being actively monitored for Ebola in New York has tripled to 357. To urge a solution for Ebola, Federal officials have announced a plan to test multiple drugs at once. “This is novel for us” and is an approach pioneered by cancer researchers, said Dr. Luciana Borio, head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Ebola response. The World Health Organization elected Wednesday a new director of its Africa office.