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Next WHO Director General Must Focus On Agency’s Financing, Outgoing DG Chan Says

STAT: Can the WHO end its money crunch before it gets worse?
“It’s anyone’s guess which of the three candidates still in the race to become the next director general of the World Health Organization will emerge victorious when WHO’s 194 member states vote in May. But ask anyone what the next director general’s biggest challenge will be and you’ll hear the same answer — especially from the woman the candidates are vying to succeed. ‘My successor needs to continue to address the financing of WHO,’ Dr. Margaret Chan, who recently passed the 10-year mark in office, told STAT in an interview. ‘There’s no two ways about it’…” (Branswell, 1/31).

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