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During Press Conferences, WHO Director General Candidates Discuss Agency’s Funding Challenges, Transparency

Devex: WHO nominees talk deprioritization, Trump
“With member states of the World Health Organization divided over a proposed 10 percent contribution increase and an expected funding cut to the United Nations by the Trump administration, the next director general will have to quickly decide which programs to cut or place at the bottom of the health agency’s priority list. The three nominees vying to become the next director general of the organization — David Nabarro, Sania Nishtar, and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus — are well aware of the organization’s budget constraints, but they exercised caution when asked to identify which programs they envision deprioritizing if they become director general…” (Ravelo, 1/27).