WHO Director General Discusses Agency’s Commitment To Managing Health Emergencies

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: WHO DG Chan: Organization is ‘determined to change’
Antigone Barton, senior writer and editor of “Science Speaks,” discusses WHO Director-General Margaret Chan’s Monday address to the agency’s executive board about the agency’s commitment to governance and leadership reform, as well as creating a new program charged with managing health emergencies. Barton writes, “While she did not elaborate on how it would address systemic and top-down weaknesses across the agency that were highlighted in WHO’s delayed response to the Ebola crisis, Chan cited the group’s second report which she said presented what was ‘needed … and widely regarded as the right direction to take…'” (1/25).

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