BBC Podcast Features Interviews With 3 WHO DG Candidates; Bloomberg Examines Private Sector’s Stake In DG Election

BBC: Dr. Who — Who Will Lead The WHO?
“Next week we will have a new figurehead for the global health community — as the World Health Organization votes to appoint a new director general. The role is a tough one — with a flu pandemic long overdue and challenges such as Zika and Ebola. We hear from the final three candidates — Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia, Dr. Sania Nishtar from Pakistan, and David Nabarro from the U.K. — about what they think they could bring to the role of guardian of the world’s health…” (5/17).

Bloomberg: Businesses from PepsiCo to Pfizer have a stake in who leads WHO
“…One of three candidates will be elected at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on May 23 for a five-year term to provide the leadership, muster the resources, and implement the strategies that are central to global health, security, and development. … Here are 10 reasons why the election is of interest to the global business community: 1. Pandemic Warnings … 2. Controlling Tobacco … 3. Healthy Diets … 4. Procuring Medicines … 5. Health Insurance for All … 6. Breast Is Best … 7. Calling the Shots … 8. Saving Antibiotics … 9. Battling the Bottle … 10. Labeling Carcinogens…” (Torsoli, 5/17).