Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.
WHO's Office of Internal Oversight is currently dealing with 167 cases, the majority of which concern fraud, failure to comply with professional standards, and harassment — including sexual harassment and abuse.
As the Ebola outbreak rages on in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the World Health Organization and other organizations face increasing challenges to respond, there are questions yet again about whether it’s time to declare a public health emergency of international concern.
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation is calling on government and private funders to support response efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The foundation previously announced new grants worth $2.4 million, bringing its total commitments to the current crisis to $4 million.