The UN has responded to form a Special Mission to coordinate the health care delivery in W. Africa. The USA is sending 3000 troops to the area to build health care facilities. Cuba is sending doctors.
This comes at a time when Dr. Chan is being criticized for her slow announcing of a global health emergency with regards to EVD. She was criticized a few years ago for quickly designating Swine flu a pandemic. Some health care providers are increasingly concerned that the fast spreading virus will mutate to a more contagious form, putting even more at risk.
There is currently an outbreak of Ebola(Zaire) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC). To date, 35 people have died.
WHO Dr. Margaret Chan’s Speech