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WHO: Work Underway to Better Respond to Global Epidemics

The World Health Organization has begun the process of producing new guidelines for responding more quickly and effectively to Ebola and other global epidemics and emerging diseases. A special review committee is meeting for two days this week at WHO headquarters to produce recommendations to address outbreaks like Ebola. The panel is looking at how International Health Regulations, known as IHR, were implemented during the crisis in West Africa and how to strengthen them. The IHR is...

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