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WHO DG Candidate Sania Nishtar Responds To Devex Q&A

Devex: Q&A: WHO candidate Sania Nishtar
“If Sania Nishtar wins the race to become director general of the World Health Organization, she will be the first leader in the organization’s history to come from a developing country. But it would hardly be Nishtar’s first time trailblazing. As Pakistan’s first female cardiologist, she has emerged as a leader of public health both at home and abroad. … In this Q&A, Nishtar discusses why she places particular emphasis on transparency in her candidacy, how she plans to address questions of the WHO’s relevance and offers a glimpse of how she plans to address the organization’s financial constraints…” (Ravelo, 1/18).

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