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Letters Ebola and ethics

MSF Ebola treatment centres were far from perfect

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 26 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2787
  1. Fatou F Mbow, medical doctor1
  1. 1BP 29402 Dakar-Yoff, Dakar, Senegal
  1. fatoumbow{at}

As a consultant working as Ebola virus disease technical adviser for a UN agency and an international non-governmental organisation in Guinea from 15 September 2014 to 15 March 2015, I am unclear what evidence the “consensus” on the “exception” of the charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is based on.1 Who evaluated MSF’s Ebola treatment centres?

Only two treatment centres existed in Guinea …

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