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WHO Announces Reforms to Health Emergency Response

The World Health Organization said work is moving ahead on a plan to reform the organization’s ability to respond speedily and effectively to international health emergencies. The reforms were triggered by worldwide criticism of the WHO’s slow response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.   The WHO’s Director-General Margaret Chan did not declare Ebola an international public health emergency until August 8, 2014, more than four months after Guinea had declared Ebola a national...

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