For his first 100 days, WHO's new DG Tedros gets a nod of approval. But can he sustain it?
devex.com "When World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announced his leadership team last week, it was hard to imagine him garnering anything less than a positive thumbs up for his first 100 days in office. The team has all the makings for a positive review: it represents all WHO regions and more than 60 percent are women. The selection, many argue, show how it’s possible to achieve diversity without sacrificing talent.
At a time of increasingly greater demand for gender equality at the leadership levels of U.N. agencies and development organizations, Tedros’ move struck a strong chord among many advocates who, until the announcement was made, were cautiously optimistic of the WHO director-general delivering on his promise of gender equal leadership. It also seemed to symbolize a largely positive reception for Tedros’ first three months on the job that have seen him trot the globe advocating effectively for WHO, reach out to staff internally and plot an ambitious road ahead — although questions remain on just how much he can deliver." (Photo: Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus/DFID - UK Department for International Development/flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)