WHO Board Proposes Reforms to Fix Ebola Response Mistakes

January 25, 2015 3:11 PM

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

The WHO’s executive board proposed setting up a contingency fund in a draft resolution at a meeting in Geneva Sunday. Director General Margaret Chan should take “immediate steps” to establish a public-health reserve workforce that can be promptly deployed in response to health emergencies, according...

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