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Experts Discuss Election Of Next WHO Director General; Candidates Address Issues Surrounding Drug Affordability, R&D

Chatham House: Decision Time: Who Will Be the Next Leader of the World Health Organization?
“As the World Health Organization begins to produce a shortlist of candidates vying to lead it, David Heymann talks to Jeremy Farrar, Devi Sridhar, and Ilona Kickbusch [in this podcast] about the election of the next director general of the U.N. health agency” (1/23).

Infojustice.org: Candidates for Director General of the World Health Organization Outline Their Plans for Tackling Unaffordable Medicines and the Lack of Innovation in Priority Areas
Mike Palmedo, assistant director of American University’s Washington College of Law’s Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, discusses an open letter in which 18 civil society organizations asked the six WHO director general candidates to outline their plans for the future of WHO’s work in promoting a new system for equitable drug R&D. The post also contains links to each of the candidates’ responses (1/23).

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