WHO Board Agrees on Reforms to Fix Ebola Response Mistakes

January 25, 2015 5:50 PM

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The World Health Organization’s board agreed to create a special fund to respond to outbreaks such as Ebola and to set up a global health emergency workforce after the organization acknowledged mis-steps in its response to the epidemic.

The WHO’s executive board agreed “in principle” to a contingency fund at a meeting in Geneva Sunday, and asked Director General Margaret Chan to develop options on its size and sources. Chan should also take immediate steps to establish a public-health reserve workforce that can be promptly deployed...

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