Keiji Fukuda

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In 2003, an outbreak of a previously unknown infection, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), created great fear and uncertainty across the globe. One concern was that the Chinese government was concealing the actual number of SARS cases in Shanghai.

Since Shanghai was the country's economic center, the stakes for China -- and the world -- were high. The Chinese government asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to conduct an independent assessment of the situation, and I joined colleagues from Germany, the US and the WHO Office in Beijing to form the WHO team that went to Shanghai.

In confidence, we spoke with international diplomats in Shanghai, made unannounced visits to health care facilities so we could directly examine medical records and speak with staff, and met with city officials.…  Seguir leyendo »