CIDRAP  |  May 7, 2015

At today’s briefing, sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation, Lawrence Gostin, JD, one of the Lancet report authors, said health leaders at the WHA have the critical task of strengthening the WHO’s capacity to handle such health emergencies, or else the global community will lose confidence in the public health system.

He said WHA officials should seize the political momentum now in the wake of the Ebola outbreak before the issue fades from public view. Gostin is faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.

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