ABSTRACT

Report of the Independent Panel on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Ebola Response   [open pdf - 2MB]

"To capture critical lessons from the Ebola epidemic of 2014--2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) asked CNA to convene an independent panel of public health, healthcare, emergency response, and communication experts to review the Department's international and domestic responses. This report summarizes the Independent Panel's assessment of HHS's challenges--and, where appropriate, challenges facing the broader U.S. government--and presents recommendations for addressing future urgent public health threats. The Ebola epidemic that began in West Africa was a seminal event for the global public health response community. The epidemic crystalized the importance of national disease surveillance capacities and timely multilateral coordination. The World Health Organization (WHO) and others acknowledge that investments must be made in the ability of countries to detect, report, and respond to urgent public health threats, and that reforms are needed to strengthen WHO's role as the worldwide protector of health."

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Date:
2016-06
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Public Domain
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United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response: http://www.phe.gov/
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pdf
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