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[Editorial] Ebola’s legacy: UK deficits and their global lessons

A devastating report on the UK’s lessons from Ebola was published this week by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee. Much of the blame for the world’s lacklustre response to Ebola has been laid at the door of WHO. But the committee also found surprising weaknesses in the UK’s application of science to global health emergencies. It makes important recommendations for corrective action. Although targeted towards the UK, the committee’s findings will also likely apply to other high-income countries involved in the response to Ebola.