The WHO we want and the leadership WHO needs
A message from civil society
Geneva Global Health Hub "Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) are about to elect a new Director General (DG) to lead the organisation in a world characterised by mounting challenges with deep health implications – political uncertainty, growing nationalism and shrinking democratic space, climate change from widespread pollution, wealth concentration and rising inequalities within and between countries, incoercible migration flows, structural violence, etcetera.
The Executive Board that met from 23 January to 1 February has shortlisted three candidates, one of whom will be elected DG for the next five years, through a secret ballot at the upcoming World Health Assembly in May.
As civil society organisations (CSOs), we have no direct role in who will lead the WHO into this uncertain future. Yet, we are fully aware that actions of the new DG will have an impact on everyone." (Photo: Geneva Global Health Hub)