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Roberto Bertollini, chief scientist of the WHO Regional Office for Europe and WHO representative at the European Union, talks to SciDev.Net about the organisation’s strategy to control Ebola, the media’s role in this and the risks that other African countries and Europe face.
Despite the successes achieved in Nigeria and Senegal, which are now Ebola free, gaps that remain in the health system response capacity must be urgently addressed. According to Bertollini, the most pressing is the lack of beds in hospitals, which at the moment can host only a quarter of patients.