Harvard Global Health Expert Discusses Priorities For Next WHO Director General

Health Affairs Blog: A Race To Restore Confidence In The World Health Organization
Ashish K. Jha, K.T. Li professor of international health in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, discusses a panel he moderated this January in Washington, D.C., hosted by the Center for Global Health Science and Security at Georgetown University Medical Center, the Harvard Global Health Institute, and Health Affairs. Jha writes, “The election for the next director general (DG) of the World Health Organization (WHO) has stirred a quiet but important conversation about the agency’s future role. Yet the two major questions driving this uncertainty — do we really need a WHO and, if yes, what do we need the WHO to do — are often avoided in polite company. The next DG needs to answer both of those questions…” (4/6).

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