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BMJ Analysis Outlines Key Questions Next WHO Director General Should Address

The BMJ: Facing forward after Ebola: questions for the next director general of the World Health Organization
Devi Sridhar, professor of global public health, and colleagues discuss the election process for the next WHO director general and “outline the key questions on epidemics preparedness for prospective candidates,” writing, “Our primary goal is to convince political leaders worldwide to reflect hard on the type of director general they want to lead the WHO. While our questions have focused on global health security they touch on many other areas of global health and the work of the WHO. They show the different facets of leadership that are required to ensure that WHO has a key role in the coming years and decades and that an Ebola-like crisis never happens again. Business as usual cannot continue; transformative leadership is called for” (5/18).

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