(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) After withering criticism for letting the Ebola outbreak spiral out of control, the World Health Organization's director is pushing for several reforms.
The WHO will create a global health emergency workforce, which will focus on first responders and take the lead on emergency outbreaks, Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan said Monday at the opening of the organization's assembly.
The United Nations agency has taken heat from an independent panel that found it was not prepared and dawdled before declaring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a public health emergency. The outbreak has largely subsided, but not before killing more than 10,000 people, primarily in West Africa.
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