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U.K. Should Have Listened To MSF Warnings Over Ebola Outbreak, Parliamentary Committee Report Says

The Guardian: U.K. should have heeded M​SF warnings on Ebola, MPs say
“…A report from the International Development Committee (IDC) says that, rather than waiting for the WHO to acknowledge the threat posed by the outbreak, which did not happen until August 2014, the government should have been listening to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which had raised the alarm two months earlier. It says DfID was too slow to respond to warnings from MSF and others because of its overreliance on the existing international public health system and its expectation that the WHO would act quickly…” (Jones, 1/18).

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