Poor communication, a lack of leadership and underfunding plagued the
World Health Organization’s initial response to the Ebola outbreak,
allowing the disease to spiral out of control.
reaction was hobbled by a paucity of notes from experts in the field;
$500,000 in support for the response that was delayed by bureaucratic
hurdles; medics who weren’t deployed because they weren’t issued visas;
and contact-tracers who refused to work on concern they wouldn’t get