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Washington Post Examines WHO Director General Elections

Washington Post: The World Health Organization is electing a new leader. Here’s what you need to know.
“…WHO Director-General Margaret Chan will complete her term, and the World Health Assembly will vote on her successor in May 2017. What’s different about this election is increased transparency. Candidates will participate in a public process to share their visions of the WHO and to answer questions from member states. The election process will now allow for the active involvement of member states in deciding who is best suited to lead the WHO…” (Busby et al., 5/12).

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