UPDATE 1-WHO leadership admits failings over Ebola, promises reform

April 19, 2015 9:45 PM

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GENEVA, April 19 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization has admitted serious failings in its handling of the Ebola crisis and pledged reforms to enable it to do better next time, its leadership said in a statement seen by Reuters on Sunday.

"We have learned lessons of humility. We have seen that old diseases in new contexts consistently spring new surprises," said the statement, attributed to the WHO Director-General Margaret Chan and the deputy director-general and regional directors.

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