WHO Works To Reform Its Capacity To Respond To Global Health Emergencies
Following its slow start in battling the Ebola epidemic in Africa, the World Health Organization unanimously approves a resolution designed to overhaul its capacity to respond to and stop outbreaks and other health emergencies.
The New York Times:
W.H.O. Members Endorse Resolution To Improve Response To Health Emergencies
As the battle to snuff out the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, amid hopeful signs of ebbing, fears of an even more deadly and widespread infectious disease’s emerging in the future are motivating efforts to reform global health institutions that faltered in the current outbreak. Chief among them is the World Health Organization, which has suffered withering criticism for an initially slow, disorganized and ineffective response to Ebola. (Fink, 1/25)
The Associated Press:
WHO Mulls Reforms To Repair Reputation After Bungling Ebola
The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives. On Sunday, WHO's executive board planned to discuss proposals that could radically transform the United Nations health agency in response to sharp criticism over its handling of the West Africa epidemic. (Cheng, 1/25)