Front-line doctors blame UN for Ebola response

(By George Russell)

The medical organization that sounded the first alarm about the deadly outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa last year has once again blasted the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) for refusing to recognize the epidemic's magnitude,  downplaying its rapid spread, and failing to take the lead in the battle against the disease even after it was well underway.

Moreover, "the flexibility and agility for a fast, hands-on emergency response still does not sufficiently exist in the global health and aid systems," warns Joanne Liu, president of Medicins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) the front-line, private medical relief organization that first warned of the fast-growing Ebola disaster a year ago this month. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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