South China Morning Post | June 9, 2015
For a group tasked with looking after the well-being of the global population, the World Health Organisation’s latest check-up made for grim reading.
Suffering from an internal malaise that stands to get worse before it gets better, the UN agency has come under intense scrutiny in recent months after bungling the recent Ebola crisis in Africa with its slow response. But the diagnosis is not all bad.
“Now is the historic political moment for world leaders to give WHO new relevance and empower it to lead in global health,” said an interim internal report released last month by a WHO panel that was mandated to assess why it failed in its handling of the Ebola crisis.