World Health Organization Considers Measures To Quicken Outbreak Response

May 25, 2015 8:30 PM

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The World Health Organization admits that mistakes were made and the agency could have done a better job during the Ebola outbreak. More than 25,000 people have been infected in West Africa, and the outbreak still isn't over. At the agency's annual meeting this week, WHO is set to adopt a handful of measures to make sure what happened with Ebola doesn't happen again. NPR's Michaeleen Doucleff takes a look at whether it's enough to stop the next big outbreak.

MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF, BYLINE: Many groups have criticized the WHO for being too slow to recognize the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak. And after they did declare an emergency, the epidemic was out of control, and the agency didn't have the money or the people to fight it. Lawrence Gostin is a global ...

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