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WHO AFRO To Select New Leader By Secret Ballot; Ebola Response Central To Election Discussions

Bloomberg News: Ebola Dominates WHO Vote in Struggling Africa Office
“…The new regional director will be chosen by secret ballot on Nov. 5 in Cotonou, Benin, during the 64th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa. The meeting was originally scheduled for September but was postponed because of Ebola. The African regional director oversees the largest of the WHO’s six regional offices, with a budget of $1.2 billion for 2014 and 2015 — just shy of the $1.4 billion earmarked for headquarters in Geneva…” (Gale et al., 11/3).

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