WHO Should Continue To Evaluate, Improve Director General Election Process

BMJ Opinion: A good start for WHO: but the new DG election process needs an independent monitoring body
Ilona Kickbusch, director; Gian Luca Burci, adjunct professor of international law and senior fellow; and Austin Liu, research assistant, all with the Global Health Centre at the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies in Geneva, discuss the WHO’s new process for director general elections and make suggestions for further evaluation and improvements. The authors “propose that WHO establish an independent election monitoring body, comprised of reputable individuals who are trusted by DG candidates, member states, and the broad global health constituency…” (8/16).