One of the recommendations of the Harvard Ebola Task Force is that, in the future, the responsibility for declaring a public health emergency by the WHO should be held by:
a) The Director General
b) A committee
c) The head of the affected country
Public health emergency consists of diseases or certain conditions which poses risk to the international public health.
World Health Organization is responsible to help treat, control
and prevent such situations through different health
EBOLA is hemorrhagic viral fever caused by EBOLA virus which is a fatal infectious disease and caused many deaths in Africa. It has been a great threat to human health and thus was declared public health emergency by WHO.
The WHO has given the responsibility to declare a disease as public health emergency to the director general. But Harvard Ebola Task Force has recommended to give this responsibility to an independent committee.
Answer : b) A committee
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