Taiwan News  |  November 4, 2014

“This Ebola outbreak should have justified WHO’s existence but it has become completely sidelined and irrelevant,” said Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University. He said regional directors, including the one in Africa, should be more accountable to Geneva but couldn’t see them willingly relinquishing power.

“Seeing thousands of Africans die of a preventable disease should teach us to make sure the right systems are in place to avoid a similar outbreak in the future,” he said. “But if history is any guide, then crises will come and go and nothing will change.”

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