of the way it handled the year-long Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has proposed to overhaul its response system. The executive board of WHO held a session to devise guidelines for building resilient health systems in Ebola-affected countries. Talking about Ebola, Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO, said, "The world, including WHO, was too slow to see what was unfolding before us." Chan said countries must be supported to build their own workforce for responding to emergencies. The workforce needs to be trained to perform with military precision. It must also be paid.
WHO, too, needs to strengthen its own workforce.