Former MSF President Unni Karunakara Discusses WHO Reform, Priorities For New DG In Devex Interview
Devex: Q&A: Former MSF president on the WHO leadership race
“…All three [WHO director general candidates] have expressed their intention to place transparency and accountability, emergency preparedness and response, and restoring the WHO’s primacy as the world’s leading health agency at the core of their mandate. For Dr. Unni Karunakara, a senior fellow at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University and former international president of Médecins Sans Frontières, reform begins with recentering the WHO’s activities around its norm-setting mission. … [H]e urged the incoming WHO director-general to preserve its core activities and programs amid a difficult funding climate. Below are more highlights from the conversation…” (5/11).