Lessons from ebola tragedy must be taken on board, say experts

WHO didn’t do enough early on to convince communities that clinics could help defeat the killer disease, according to the independent panel. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

Lessons must be learned from the handling of public health alerts like ebola, experts said on Monday.

The warning comes from a high-level panel of independent investigators called in by the World Health Organization (WHO) to investigate the response to the killer disease in West Africa.

Chief investigator Dame Barbara Stocking described Ebola as a "defining moment" for WHO.

Daniel Johnson reports.

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