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Media Sources Feature Q&As With WHO Director General Candidates

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Flavia Bustreo
“Flavia Bustreo knows the World Health Organization all too well. She has served within its ranks for more than a decade and is the only internal candidate among those vying for the position of director general of the U.N. health aid agency. … In this Q&A, Bustreo tells Devex her priority reforms for the organization, her strategy for putting them into practice, as well as what she plans to do differently if elected as the next leader of the U.N. health aid agency…” (Ravelo, 1/13).

Pharmaceutical Journal: Q&A: WHO director-general candidates’ views on global health
“In January 2017, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 34-member country executive board will draw up a shortlist of up to five candidates from the six health experts proposed by member states. Four are from Europe, one is from Africa and one from Asia. Board members will then interview each of the five candidates and subsequently nominate up to three names to be put before the World Health Assembly in May 2017, which will then elect the new director general by secret ballot. The new chief is expected to take the helm at the WHO on 1 July 2017. Below, the six candidates discuss their priorities and vision for the role…” (Zarocostas, 1/12).

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