Election of the WHO Director-General
WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General
The WHO Executive Board selected by vote the following 3 candidates to be presented to World Health Assembly as nominees for the post of Director-General of WHO.
Election process for the WHO Director-General 2017
EB140/39 - Governance reform: follow-up to decision WHA69(8) (2016)
EB140/40 - Governance reform: follow-up to decision WHA69(8) (2016)
Resolutions EB140.R3 - Nomination for the post of Director-General
EB140.R4 - Post of Director-General: draft contract
The Government of Ethiopia has submitted the nomination of Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the candidate for WHO Director-General 2017.
The Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has submitted the nomination of Dr David Nabarro as the candidate for WHO Director-General 2017.
Campaign activities and finances
The Government of Pakistan has submitted the nomination of Dr Sania Nishtar as the candidate for WHO Director-General 2017.
Campaign activities and finances pdf, 46kb
A Healthier and Safer World: An Interview with Dr. David Nabarro
Huffington Post, 18 Jan
Imagine a safer and healthier world. A place where diseases did not fester for months or years until public outcry demanded action. A world without pandemics, and one with thriving, healthy children.
Q&A: WHO candidate David Nabarro
As candidate for the World Health Organization director-general, Nabarro vows to make the case to donors that the agency is in every nation's national interest — and therefore worth funding more generously and flexibly.
Q&A: WHO candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-general candidate Tedros of Ethiopia says he would begin reforming the World Health Organization by listening to concerns and assessing priorities. Member states should up their funding commitment if they want a real decision-making power in the organization's future, he tells Devex.
Q&A: WHO candidate Sania Nishtar
As Pakistan's candidate to lead the World Health Organization, Sania Nishtar tells Devex she will push transparency and accountability, just as she has in previous government and international roles.
Election sees WHO's future role in question
Devex, 12 Jan
When Jean-Bosco Ndihokubwayo reported back to headquarters in April 2014, the World Health Organization Ebola expert did the electronic equivalent of shouting. “WE NEED SUPPORT,” he wrote in the subject line of an email to Geneva describing a ballooning epidemic at a major public hospital in the Guinean capital of Conakry.
EB140/7 - Health emergencies WHO response in severe, large-scale emergencies
EB140/8 - Independent Oversight and Advisory Committee
EB140/9 - Research and development for potentially epidemic diseases
A blueprint for research and development preparedness and rapid research response
EB140/10 - Health workforce coordination in emergencies with health consequences
EB140/11 - Antimicrobial resistance
EB140/12 - Improving the prevention, diagnosis and clinical management of sepsis
EB140/13 - Poliomyelitis
EB140/14 - Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) Draft global implementation plan
EB140/15 - Implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) Public health implications of the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
EB140/16 - Review of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework
EB140/17 - Human resources for health and implementation of the outcomes of the United Nations’ High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth
EB140/19 - Addressing the global shortage of medicines and vaccines
EB140/21 - Follow-up of the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group on Research and Development: Financing and Coordination
EB140/22EB140/24 - Promoting the health of migrants
EB140/25 - Global vaccine action plan
EB140/26 - Global vector control response
EB140/32 - Progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
EB140/33 - The role of the health sector in the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management towards the 2020 goal and beyond
EB140/38 - Overview of WHO reform implementation