Ebola Crisis Serves As ‘Wake-Up Call’ For WHO’s Need Of Structural Reform

Chicago Tribune: Big changes needed at WHO before the next Ebola crisis
Editorial Board

“…In response to deep criticism of its handling of the Ebola outbreak, WHO issued a statement last week that was surprising for its candor if not for its recommendations, which echoed yearslong calls for reform. ‘The world, including WHO, is ill-prepared for a large and sustained disease outbreak,’ the statement said, suggesting that this crisis has served as a much-needed wake-up call. … WHO has been a reluctant leader, but it is still the organization that the global health community turns to first in crisis. By adopting structural reforms in May, WHO will be best situated to take command when the next Ebola strikes” (4/22).