From the Summary: "WHO [World Health Organization] 'is at the center of the international system' for prevention, preparedness, and response to a global health emergency. The work of WHO during the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has been at a substantively different scale and level compared to the initial time of the EVD [Ebola Virus Disease] outbreak in West Africa 2014. WHO's capacity and competence as it responds to one of the largest health crises in modern time is laudable. But there is always room for improvement and there are aspects of WHO's performance that render reflection and change. In analyzing WHO's performance, the Independent Panel considered what its leadership role entails, what kind of a coordinating mandate WHO should have, how operational the organization should be and what authority it holds to ensure transparency of information and decision-making. The analysis has been based in a series of interviews with experts within and outside WHO, roundtable discussion and literature reviews."
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Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
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