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Letters Ebola crisis

We mustn’t forget other essential health services during the Ebola crisis

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 18 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6837
  1. Sara L Nam, technical specialist—reproductive and sexual health1,
  2. Karl Blanchet, co-founder2
  1. 1Options Consultancy Services, Devon House, London E1W 1LB, UK
  2. 2Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
  1. s.nam{at}

In addition to those interventions proposed by Tomori,1 support is needs to fully implement the International Health Regulations (IHR),2 which provide a legally binding framework for coordinating public health emergencies of potential international concern, such as the outbreak of Ebola virus disease. Importantly, neighbouring countries need support to implement these regulations to mitigate …

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