International Community’s Response To Ebola Outbreak Criticized

Reuters summarizes criticism of the global community’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

Reuters: Ebola response of MSF and ‘boiling frog’ WHO under scrutiny
“A decade ago, scientists would have laughed at the idea of Ebola as a public health emergency of international concern. Today, they are shocked at the glaring gaps the deadly virus has exposed in the global response to the current outbreak…” (Hussain, 8/21).

Reuters: Lack of leadership hurts Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF
“Efforts to curb the deadly Ebola epidemic that swept across four West African states are being undermined by a lack of leadership and emergency management skills, the international head of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said on Thursday…” (Nebehay, 8/21).

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