U.K., International Community’s Response To Ebola Was Inadequate, U.K. Parliamentary Committee Says

U.K. Parliament: U.K.’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
The U.K. Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee issued comments on the response to the Ebola epidemic, saying, “[DfID] was far too slow to react to the developing situation, missing an opportunity to contain quickly the outbreak of Ebola in at least Sierra Leone. The Department relied on the view of the World Health Organization and paid insufficient attention to the views of NGOs on the ground that a massive deployment of resources and healthcare workers was needed to fight the outbreak. Had the Department acted sooner, both lives and money would have been saved.” The committee included recommendations for further response efforts (2/11).

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