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WHO Executive Board Trims Director General Candidate List To 5

Agence France-Presse: Campaign heats up to lead under-fire WHO
“The World Health Organization was set Wednesday to pick three finalists for the role of its next director general, a high-stakes choice for the powerful agency described as facing an ‘existential crisis.’ WHO’s executive board was interviewing five remaining candidates before eliminating two by the end of the day…” (Simon, 1/25).

Devex: WHO director general candidates down to 5
“The World Health Organization’s Executive Board whittled its list of candidates running to be its new director general down to five, with Ethiopian candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in the lead. Executive Board Chairman Ray Busuttil announced the shortlist Tuesday morning, following a closed-door session. Apart from Tedros, the list included Britain’s David Nabarro, France’s Philippe Douste-Blazy, Italy’s Flavia Bustreo and Pakistan’s Sania Nishtar…” (Ravelo, 1/24).