Apparently MSF's "out of control" remark last week caused a political stink. Via allAfrica.com, a report from the UN News Service: West Africa: Ebola Outbreak 'Not Out of Hand', UN Health Agency Says Readying Response. Excerpt:
The United Nations health agency and partners are working with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to control an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, an official today said, announcing an international meeting next week to agree on a coordinated regional response.
"The situation is not out of hand," Pierre Formenty told journalists in Geneva on behalf of the UN World Health Organization (WHO). "WHO has been supporting the three affected countries and their Ministries of Health staff, and are working with them on a daily basis to try to contain the outbreak."
Those Ministers will meet in Accra, Ghana, next week to agree on a "comprehensive operational response" to control the Ebola virus, which has been reported in more than 600 cases since March, and over 390 deaths.
There are difficulties, notably in the forests, in identifying cases and tracing the point of contact, Dr. Formenty said.
"WHO has not yet managed to explain to people the dangers to their lives in conducting an unsafe funeral during an Ebola outbreak, and it continues to work to rectify that," he added, highlighting the challenges of educating people about the infection.