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WHO Health Emergencies Programme Communications Officer Speaks With Devex About Agency’s Incident Management System

Devex: DevExplains: How WHO’s incident management system works “…One part of [WHO’s new Health Emergencies Programme is the] incident management system, which determines how the aid agency organizes and coordinates its work between its three levels of the organization, partners, and countries needing assistance in their response. … Devex spoke…

New WHO Director General Faces Several Challenges

Washington Post: The World Health Organization just picked a new leader. These are the challenges he faces. Joshua Busby, associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; Karen Grépin, associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Wilfrid Laurier University; Jeremy…

Blog Post Highlights Challenges, Priorities For WHO DG-Elect Tedros

World Policy Blog: Can Dr. Tedros Save the WHO? Craig Moran, an independent geopolitical consultant, discusses the election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the next director general of the World Health Organization and several challenges he faces in the position. Moran writes, “If the WHO is going to have…

Children In War-Torn Yemen Face ‘Extremely Dire’ Situation Amid Cholera Outbreak, Widespread Malnutrition, U.N. Agencies Say

The Atlantic: Yemen’s ‘Unprecedented’ Cholera Epidemic “The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has surpassed 100,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday, marking an outbreak that the United Nations has dubbed ‘unprecedented’ in scale…” (Serhan, 6/8). U.N. News Centre: Yemen’s children ‘have suffered enough’; UNICEF official warns of…

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