Devex Publishes Q&A Articles With WHO Director-General Candidates Douste-Blazy, Nabarro
Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Philippe Douste-Blazy
“Philippe Douste-Blazy has focused his energy over the past decade on exploring alternative means to fund development causes. Now, he is making these efforts the centerpiece of his candidacy for the World Health Organization director general. … In this Q&A, Douste-Blazy speaks about his strategy for convincing member states to increase WHO’s budget, as well as his priorities for the organization and what he intends to do to restore member states’ full confidence in the institution he is hoping to lead…” (Ravelo, 1/16).
Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate David Nabarro
“David Nabarro is coming off several high-profile roles as U.N. special envoy heading into his candidacy for the World Health Organization. Ban Ki-moon’s representative for the Ebola crisis, and subsequently for the Sustainable Development Goals, Nabarro is a high-profile candidate with vast experience across the U.N. system. … In this Q&A, Nabarro discusses the linkages between his work on the SDGs and the path he is pursuing now as director general of WHO, the critical work of the U.N. agency, and the values he aims to instill within the organization to boost trust and confidence in the institution, particularly among donors investing in the organization…” (Ravelo, 1/17).