Global Health NOW Publishes 4-Part Interview With WHO Director-General Candidate David Nabarro

Global Health NOW: David Nabarro: “The role I have been training for my entire life.”
“…In this 4-part Q&A with GHN, Nabarro makes the case for his candidacy. He discusses what his priorities would be as DG, the changes he would bring to the organization, and the lessons he learned by leading the advisory group on reforming WHO’s outbreak and emergency response efforts. For the first installment, Nabarro details his experience and responds to the notion that it’s time for a DG from a low- or middle-income country…” (Simpson, 4/24).

Global Health NOW: WHO’s Essential Fixes: DG Candidate David Nabarro’s Q&A, Part II, April 25, 2017
“…In this second part the GHN Q&A series, Nabarro reflects on lessons he learned by heading up reforms to WHO’s outbreak and emergency response following the Ebola outbreak. He also shares insights into the changes he would prioritize for WHO…” (Simpson, 4/25).

Global Health NOW: Top Priorities and Budget Fixes: David Nabarro’s Q&A, Part III
“…In this 3rd installment of Nabarro’s GHN Q&A, he also explains his plans to bolster WHO’s $2 billion budget. Assessed contributions paid by member states only cover 30 percent of this budget, which is set by the World Health Assembly. The remainder, at least in theory, is covered by voluntary contributions earmarked for specific initiatives. Read on for Nabarro’s thoughts on putting WHO on more sound financial footing. ‘The key, I believe, is to demonstrate value for money in everything the WHO does,’ he says…” (Simpson, 4/27).

Global Health NOW: Making WHO “Relevant and Effective”: DG Candidate David Nabarro’s Q&A, Part IV
“…Nabarro, in this final installment of GHN’s Q&A with him, says he will bring ‘strategic and sensitive’ leadership to WHO and will diplomatically broker deals while also calling out nations that aren’t living by international regulations. He says he will strengthen the capabilities of countries—especially poor countries — and will invest in the WHO regional offices to achieve this. ‘I will upgrade WHO’s responses to disease outbreaks ensuring that it is both relevant and effective at all times,’ Nabarro says…” (Simpson, 4/28).

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