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Thursday 8 December 2016

Changes urged to deal with Ebola

Experts have called for urgent, root-and-branch changes to the World Health Organisation after an inadequate response to West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak.

The UN agency "does not currently possess the capacity or organisational culture to deliver a full emergency public health response", a panel of independent experts said in a report on the handling of the Ebola crisis.

The panel recommended that a $100 million contingency fund, suggested by WHO to support emergency responses in future, be fully financed by member states.

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