Global Health Experts Offer Hopes, Expectations For New WHO DG Tedros

Global Health NOW: Up First for Tedros: Budget, Then Universal Health Coverage
“WHO’s budget situation requires immediate attention, while universal health coverage will be an enduring priority, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Wednesday in his first press conference as WHO director general-elect…” (Simpson, 5/24).

Global Health NOW: Shaping WHO’s Future: 5 Experts Advise the New DG
“…Following a keynote speech by Secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Tom Price on Tuesday that laid out U.S. expectations, [several] experts from academia, NGOs, civil society, and [corporations] followed with their own recommendations for shaping WHO’s future…” (Simpson, 5/25).

U.S. News: Can the New Leader of WHO Save the Agency?
“…Many public health experts are hopeful that Tedros, who was backed by the African Union as well Pacific and Caribbean countries, will be able to put an end to questions about WHO’s relevance…” (Haynie, 5/25).

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