Devex Highlights Issues Discussed At 72nd WHA, Including WHO Foundation, Report On WHO Health Emergencies Program

Devex: Exclusive: The early stages of the WHO Foundation
“Even as World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced at the 72nd World Health Assembly that the WHO Foundation would be set up this year, Devex has learned the foundation is in very early stages of discussion, and member states have very little information…” (Ravelo, 5/22).

Devex: Report finds lack of diversity, gender balance in WHO health emergencies program
“The World Health Organization has demonstrated ‘impressive progress’ in the speed and scale of its emergency response. But it needs to strengthen its human resource capacity and staff trained in emergency response at the country level. It also needs to improve the diversity of its staff, including in its health emergencies program, according to a special report by the Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee of the WHO Health Emergencies Program…” (Ravelo, 5/22).