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Scathing report on Ebola urges major changes at World Health Organization
Los Angeles Times

The World Health Organization must undergo fundamental changes if it is to fulfill its function of protecting global health, according to an independent panel of experts that reviewed the agency’s bungled response to the deadly Ebola outbreak..

“The panel considers that WHO does not currently possess the capacity or organizational culture to deliver a full emergency public health response,” it says in a scathing report released Tuesday.

The panel, headed by Barbara Stocking, a former head of the aid group Oxfam GB, urged the WHO to create a division to oversee preparations for the next major outbreak and coordinate the response.

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