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Report of the Independent Panel on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ebola Response

                    

disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov - June 30, 2016

This 57-page report summarizes a request to capture critical lessons from the Ebola epidemic of 2014-2016 and review the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)'s international and domestic responses. It summarizes an Independent Panel's assessment of HHS's challenges, and, where appropriate, challenges facing the broader U.S. government. It describes notable opportunities for improvement in leadership and organization, communication, management, and logistics, as well as in development and use of vaccines and treatments. It also presents recommendations for addressing future urgent public health threats.

CLICK HERE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO THE REPORT - Report of the Independent Panel on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ebola Response

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CLICK HERE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO THE REPORT - Report of the Review Committee on the Role of the International Health Regulations (2005) in the Ebola Outbreak and Response

disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov - May 13, 2016

This 87-page report reviews the role of the International Health Regulations (IHR) in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, which was the second major test for the revised IHR. The Review Committee considered whether flaws in the IHR itself or poor implementation of the IHR were contributing factors to the failures in the global response. It concluded that the IHR text is robust and needs to be implemented rather than amended. Recommendations are a combination of the obvious, such as the need to have adequate resources and financing to deliver on IHR obligations, and the innovative, such as a mechanism to facilitate early warning, to improve decision-making, and to better trigger responses.

 

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