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AP Investigation Examines WHO, International Response To West African Ebola Outbreak

Associated Press: 10 critical mistakes in last year’s Ebola outbreak
“An Associated Press investigation has found that the World Health Organization and other responders faced avoidable obstacles in their efforts to stop the spiraling Ebola outbreak last summer in Kenema, [Sierra Leone,] a pivotal seeding point for the virus and a microcosm of the messy response across West Africa…” (9/21).

Associated Press: AP Investigation: Bungling by U.N. agency hurt Ebola response
“…In March, AP reported that senior officials at WHO’s Geneva headquarters resisted calls to declare Ebola an international health emergency — the equivalent of an SOS signal — on political and economic grounds. But newly obtained documents, recordings of conference calls, and interviews with key players on the ground show that even after the alarm was raised, WHO and others struggled to put together a decisive response…” (Cheng et al., 9/21).

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