New England Journal of Medicine
June 21, 2018 Vol. 378 No. 25
Keeping Your Cool — Doing Ebola Research during an Emergency
Charlotte J. Haug, M.D., Ph.D.
Two key international actors, Médecins sans Frontières (MSF, or Doctors without Borders) and the World Health Organization (WHO), are testing an Ebola vaccine during the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in collaboration with the ministry of health (see map). They must act in a state of extreme uncertainty: the situation is evolving by the hour, information is hard to come by, and the ethical dilemmas and practical hurdles are abundant. And they are using slightly different approaches…