WHO Releases Statement On Travel Costs

WHO: WHO travel to support program work
“Travel is an essential aspect of WHO’s global health work — convening experts for collective decision-making on health interventions or traveling experts anywhere in the world that requires technical assistance for global health. … WHO has clear travel policies, recently strengthened by Director-General Margaret Chan’s request for a policy prohibiting first class travel for all of WHO, regardless of position or grade. … WHO is always looking for ways to reduce travel costs. Overall compliance with WHO’s travel policy is high, and improving each year…” (5/21).