WHO, Humanitarian Systems Unprepared To Deal With Global Health Emergencies, Independent Review Panel Chair Says

BBC News: WHO ‘unfit for health emergencies’
“The World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the ‘capacity and culture’ to deal with global health emergencies, says the chair of a new independent report on Ebola. Dame Barbara Stocking says WHO failed in its handling of the deadly disease outbreak, which has killed more than 11,000 people, mostly in West Africa. But the ex-head of Oxfam says WHO is not solely to blame. The whole humanitarian system lacked foresight, she said. The full report, commissioned by WHO, will be published later [on Tuesday]…” (Roberts, 7/7).

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