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International Community Must Learn Multiple Lessons From Ebola Epidemic Response, DfID Officials Say

Devex: DfID ‘dropped the ball’ in Ebola response in Sierra Leone
“Senior U.K. Department for International Development officials have admitted the body made mistakes in its response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, while also suggesting how the department could respond better to similar crises in future. … ‘There is no doubt that multiple bits of the system messed up over this,’ [DfID’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Research and Evidence Chris] Whitty said. ‘I don’t think we should blame others. I think the key thing is to say we all own the international community, including the U.K.’…” (Jóźwiak, 1/7).

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