Kansas City Chiefs' Tamba Hali helps Ebola efforts in native Liberia

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali has joined forces with Heart to Heart International to announce plans for building an Ebola treatment center in Liberia.

Hali is a native of Liberia, where more than 3,000 Ebola cases have been reported and more than 2,000 people have died because of the disease.

"Fires are best put out at their source before they spread," said Dr. Lee Norman, the group's chief medical officer. "The same thing can be said for epidemics, so we must expand our efforts in Africa. Public, governmental and private charitable organizations, such as Heart to Heart International, working together are key to sustaining a blanketed effort to end this epidemic."

Heart-to Heart International is a non-governmental organization that responds to health crises and natural disasters.

To learn more about the group's efforts, go to www.hearttoheart.org.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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