MedPage Today | December 23, 2014
But we should have understood, argued Ana Ayala, JD, of Georgetown University. The WHO’s International Health Regulations — the U.S. and other developed countries are signatories — oblige us to set up a workable public health infrastructure that can take at least the first steps toward stopping disease outbreaks.
On the flip side, Ayala told MedPage Today, wealthier countries are obliged to pitch in to ensure that poor nations have the resources to do that. Instead, we left Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in the lurch until it was too late.