The World Health Organization has urged not to lower their guard, despite a break in the evolution of the epidemic.

The World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledged Sunday that it was slow to respond to the epidemic of Ebola, and this should serve as a lesson for the future. At the opening of an emergency meeting on the restructuring of the fight against the disease, the WHO Director Margaret Chan, felt that despite a break in the evolution of the epidemic there there was no “room for complacency” , noting that progress against the disease could quickly be lost.
Recognizing that WHO had been slow to respond to the epidemic of Ebola, Margaret Chan called for increased mobilization of the organization. “The West Africa was facing his first experience of the virus .. . The world, including the WHO, has been too slow to see what was happening in front of us ” , she has told delegates gathered for the third emergency meeting of the WHO’s history.

“The tragedy of Ebola has taught the world, including the WHO, how to prevent such events in the future , she has said. The unpredictable world of microbes always reserve some surprises. ” “The world should never be taken by surprise” , launched Chan calling for a global ViGlance and more financial resources to fight the epidemic of Ebola.

Since its introduction in December 2013, nearly 9,000 people have died from the virus, almost entirely in three African countries: Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

“The numbers tell us that we have slowed progress and avoided the worst , “said Margaret Chan. But “new cases could reappear after neglect, a funeral or a strong comunity resistance” , she has said. “These high-risk situations still occur.”

It also requested the mobilization of “emergency fund dedicated to provide a rapid response to emergency situations” , stressed the need to strengthen the management of the crisis within WHO and organize a better international coordination. “Countries should be supported in order to develop the necessary human resources to respond to emergencies and prepared to act with military precision” , she insisted.