U.S. HHS Secretary Price Outlines 5 U.S. Priorities For New WHO DG
Global Health NOW: Tom Price’s 5 Priorities for a Better WHO
“…Attending his first World Health Assembly, the Secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services startled some in the audience by opening with a ringing endorsement of the WHO and its mission. ‘The U.S. strongly, strongly supports the WHO. Together we’re working to combat diseases and to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people,’ [Tom] Price told attendees of the event sponsored by Management Sciences for Health, Harvard Global Health Institute, Global Health Council, and others. However, Price said, it’s only a matter of time until a new health emergency emerges so the world needs to make sure that the WHO is up to the task. To that end, he spelled out five main U.S. priorities for the new DG … to take on at the WHO…” (Simpson, 5/23).