MSF Takes On New Roles In Latest Ebola Epidemic, Warns World Remains Unprepared For Another Outbreak

Nature: Ebola outbreak thrusts MSF into new roles
“…At a time when the WHO is lacking the funds and authority to address pressing global health needs, there is room for an organization such as MSF to take a greater role in both chronic and acute medical crises, as well as in research that enhances preparedness for those situations. But [Joanne Liu, president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),] insists that MSF cannot become ‘the world’s doctor.’ ‘We need to be careful that we don’t spread ourselves too thin,’ she says…” (Hayden, 6/3).

Reuters: After Ebola, world still unprepared for global pandemic: MSF
“The global health system is unable to handle another mass epidemic like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Médecins Sans Frontières said [in a statement on Wednesday], urging wealthy nations to develop coordinated response plans and drugs to fight neglected diseases…” (Caspani, 6/4).

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