More Women In WHO Director Positions, But Some Call For More Transparency; Academics Accuse Agency Of ‘Institutional Ageism’

Devex: With new WHO director appointments, women outnumber men in senior leadership
“Just before the year ended, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced another set of officials to join his leadership team; nearly all of them women. The list of eight new appointees — which was not made available to the media but was seen by Devex … include directors for some of the agency’s biggest and newest programs. … But the latest announcement also raised some questions on transparency…” (Ravelo, 12/21).

The Guardian: WHO accused of ‘institutional ageism’ over five-year work program
“The World Health Organization (WHO) is being accused of institutional ageism by academics, who say older people and dementia have been left out of its work program for the next five years. In a letter published in the Lancet medical journal, the academics say WHO is ‘washing its hands’ of older people…” (Boseley, 1/4).

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