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WHO elections

Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

The former Ethiopian health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round of elections to become director general of WHO, and then he also won a decisive second round election, beating David Nabarro to the job. The role has never been earned through a competitive vote before and health officials from all over the world met in Geneva at the World Health Assembly and voted behind closed doors

May 23, 2017

WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote

The World Health Organization elected its first ever director-general from Africa, after Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was chosen yesterday. He beat Dr David Nabarro after three tense rounds of voting with Dr Sania Nishtar in third place

May 23, 2017
The Guardian

WHO Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was elected to lead the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first ever African to head the agency. Dr Tedros beat Dr David Nabarro after three rounds of voting, Dr Sania Nishtar finished in third place in the first round and she was eliminated after receiving 38 votes. Dr Tedros Adhanom replaces Dr Margaret Chan who has led the agency for 10 years and takes up his post on July 1st

May 23, 2017
New York Times

Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as the next director general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, becoming the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead the influential agency which sets health priorities worldwide. Tedros will become the eight director general of the UN agency founded in 1948 and the first elected in a competitive race before the full assembly

May 23, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

Vote for WHO top job takes place after weeks of mud-slinging

The Guardian comments that the campaign to become the next director general of the World Health Organization was marred by spin, but, it has now come to an end in Geneva, where representatives from 194 countries met to elect a new director general of the World Health Organization. The writer explores the extent of the disagreement between the Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus campaign and that of his vanquished rival David Nabarro

May 23, 2017
The Guardian

The challenge that awaits a new leader of the WHO

The Financial Times hails the forthcoming selection of a new leader for the World Health Organization. It goes on to stress that he or she needs to reform the WHO’s sclerotic bureaucracy, focus its work on priorities and stand up to national governments and industry lobbies if the agency’s role is to remain relevant. It says national governments need to be pushed into disclosing infections that pose a global threat. WHO needs to pare back its priorities and focus more on prevention in combatting non-communicable diseases. This may mean tackling the food and pharmaceutical industries, as it did with tobacco

May 21, 2017
Financial Times

Wanted: Top doctor to care for 7 billion people

The BBC reviews the forthcoming election for director general of the World Health Organization. It looks at the three remaining candidates and their track records and discusses the history of WHO and its achievements. It also puts into perspective some of the challenges a new leader will have to address on taking office

May 21, 2017

Search for WHO DG: Trust is key, says 'hands-on' candidate Nabarro

The Daily Maverick interviews candidate to become the next director general of the World Health Organization David Nabarro. It highlights his vast array of experience across the spectrum of medicine, including working on tasks for WHO itself. His many years working on the frontline in wars and community health and development programmes and in research. His work for Na Ki-moon in tackling food riots in 2008 and in leading the UN’s effort to repair the difficult situation on Ebola in West Africa in 2014, where WHO’s response was slow when the crisis erupted

May 20, 2017
Daily Maverick

Should WHO be accountable to businesses? Responses from two of the Candidates for WHO Director ...

The Baby Milk Action NGO publishes the replies it received to the question it posed from Dr David Nabarro and Dr Sania Nishtar. This question was as follows: Should WHO be accountable to businesses?

May 20, 2017
Baby Milk Action

This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It’s Getting Ugly

Ezkiel Emanuel writes an article for the Huffington Post in which he offhandedly dismisses the chances of Dr Sania Nishtar to become director general of WHO, arguing it is a battle between Dr David Nabarro and Tedros Adhanom. He then dismissed allegations made by Larry Gostin of Georgetown Law School, who alleged Tedros Adhanom and the Ethiopian government covered up cholera outbreaks going back to 2006, calling them acute watery diarrhoea. Emanuel said these were unfounded and believes Tedros to be the best candidate for DG

May 19, 2017
Huffington Post

David Nabarro: The WHO must change, and I am the right person to deliver that change

WHO director general candidate David Nabarro makes the case as to why he should lead the World Health Organization. He outlines his long track record of experience working in the global public health field and details aspects of his vision to improve how the World Health Organization operates

May 19, 2017
British Medical Journal

What makes a great WHO chief? A conversation with Halfdan Mahler

Dr Franklin Apfel recalls the wisdom of Dr Halfdan Mahler with whom he discussed what characteristics make a great Director General of the World Health Organization. He brings out points such as ‘letting everyone know they can achieve something really great and unity can be found in well-articulated common values and aspirations.’ To Apfel it is about ‘the capacity to embody, communicate and use WHO’S constitutional values to inspire, catalyse and lead people to take actions that put health for all first.’ He also says he believes Dr David Nabarro is the closest of the three candidates to having this quality most

May 18, 2017
The News Minute

U.K. candidate, David Nabarro, promises shake-up in WHO

David Nabarro has promised to target 50% female representation including in senior roles at the World Health Organization if he gets elected as Director General next week. Nabarro vowed to start changing the culture and the way of working in Geneva and across the world with a big drive on transparency and accountability, which should improve trust in WHO and improve performance

May 18, 2017
Guardian Nigeria

In WHO Race, ICP Asks UN About Emails to UN Staff, Spox Urges Neutrality, UNlike Jeff Sachs on W...

The conduct of some UN staff in terms of their neutrality in the forthcoming World Health Organization Director General elections is called into question. The blogger asks about their alleged involvement in aiding David Nabarro’s DG election campaign

May 17, 2017
Inner City Press

Attacks On WHO Candidate Are Defamatory, ‘Colonial’, Ambassador Says

The African union delegation to the United Nations came in outspoken numbers to a press briefing today to express their unshakable support for the Ethiopian candidate to be the next head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom. Asked about recent allegations in the press about Tedros’ part in a cover-up of cholera epidemics in his country, the African ambassadors said it was defamatory allegations done by a nervous competing candidate. The ambassador added this was an example of a colonial mentality

May 17, 2017

The World Health Assembly in times of Ebola and the election of a new Director General

The News Minute discusses the forthcoming World Health Assembly, the outbreak of Ebola coming just as they are about to meet and the election for the new Director General to lead the WHO. It discusses how the world approached the Ebola crisis last time around and the lessons learnt and Dr David Nabarro’s involvement in helping to find a solution to the Ebola crisis 

May 16, 2017
The News Minute

Who is David Nabarro, the UK candidate to lead the World Health Organisation?

International Business Times talks to Dr David Nabarro about the last Ebola crisis, canvassing his view on what occurred last time and how lessons learnt then can be put to good use now. He also discusses the threat of antimicrobial resistance, the risk to health systems posed by the startling rise in non-communicable diseases across the world and the balance of donor funding and the outcomes it buys inside WHO

May 16, 2017
International Business Times

'Bureaucratic, weak and ineffective': How we can reform the World Health Organisation

Lawrence Gostin, O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law and Director, WHO Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law, talks to International Business Times about the World Health Organization, describing it in the course of the article as bureaucratic, weak and ineffective. Gostin lines up the challenges that a new Director-General of WHO is facing and is optimistically suggesting this is a good opportunity to bring about the reform the organization needs

May 16, 2017
International Business Times

WHO’s the Boss? Inside the Race to Elect a New Head of the World Health Organization

UN Dispatch reports on the race to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization; it reviews the three main candidates backgrounds and the challenges any new leader will face on taking office 

May 15, 2017
UN Dispatch

An end to pandemics is within reach, but we must redouble efforts now

Daniel Schar, senior regional infectious diseases advisor for USAID’s regional mission in Bangkok, writes a personal opinion article for Stat News in which he makes a strong case for the newly elected Director General of the World Health Organization making ‘ending the era of pandemic diseases’ one of their top priorities

May 15, 2017
Stat News

WHO to Vote for New Director-General; David Nabarro Wants the Job

Dr David Nabarro was interviewed by Voice of America, discussed his candidacy and set down a couple of priorities, to see the total elimination of polio and guinea worm. He also said he wants to make further inroads to ending malaria and that lessons learnt from WHO’s slow response on Ebola mean that such a lack of preparedness for a disease outbreak does not happen again 

May 14, 2017
Voice of America, Voice of America

UK’s Nabarro sets sights on intl health improvement

David Nabarro was in China expressing his support for President Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative which offers substantial opportunity for cooperation on health issues. Increased economic opportunities mean potential for the spread of infectious disease but planned activities include building deeper ties through Annual Meetings of Ministers of Health from Central and Eastern European countries with China and through the Sino-Asean Forum on Health Cooperation. Nabarro said he sees these forum as opportunities for increase health security measures

May 14, 2017
Global Times

The World Health Organization – why everyone should care (commentary)

Dr Nabarro, candidate to lead the World Health Organization, makes a case for why WHO is particularly important for everyone lives, explains his background, and highlights what he believes are reasons he would make a suitable Director General for the World Health Organization 

May 13, 2017
St Lucia News

Nurse leadership vital for World Health Organization

With more than 20m nurses and midwives making up almost half of the global health workforce, Dr David Nabarro, candidate for Director-General of the World Health Organization, has pledged his support for increasing nursing leadership at WHO 

May 12, 2017

Theresa May’s other election campaign (in Geneva)

The UK government is supporting Dr David Nabarro with staff and cash in his bid to lead the World Health Organization. Nabarro is positioning himself as a physician-diplomat who has become the go-to guy for sorting out the world’s public health screw-ups, not as the British candidate 

May 10, 2017
Politico Europe

La OMS es la única autoridad legítima para evaluar la toxicidad de los agroquímicos, asegura ...

David Nabarro was interviewed about his candidacy to become Director General and his vision for the World Health Organization going forward by Uruguayan newspaper La Diaria 

May 10, 2017
La Diaria

An exemplary candidate for WHO

Former health minister, Lord Darzi of Denham, now Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London wrote a glowing recommendations for the candidacy of Dr David Nabarro to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization

May 10, 2017
Gulf Times

Whoever fills the role, the new WHO director-general has a rocky road ahead

Sonia Allan, consultant on Health Law and Governance, writes an explanatory article outlining the global challenges facing the three candidates to become the World Health Organization’s next Director General. Allan explains the biographies and experience of all candidates and what hurdles they need to overcome

May 9, 2017
Catch News

WHO to get new Director General

New Vision Uganda’s Joyce Namutebi tells readers that the World Health Organization is electing a new Director General at the end of May. She outlines details of the process and explains a little bit about each candidate

May 9, 2017
New Vision

The WHO needs a public health person, not a politician to lead it

The News Minute points out the value of solid leadership which empowers the team to achieve more by deepening the sense of genuine common purpose which can help WHO demonstrate stronger global public health leadership 

May 7, 2017
The News Minute

Ethiopia stands as a global model for effective health system reform

Supporters of the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom produce an opinion article backing his candidacy to become the next director general of the World Health Organization 

May 7, 2017
Geeska Afrika

Candidate for WHO top post David Nabarro is all for making healthcare affordable

David Nabarro told the Economic Times that if elected he would transform the UN body into a dependable and predictable organization and strive to make healthcare affordable. Extreme inequalities in different parts of the world is hampering people from accessing health services and this is an area that needs WHO’s attention

May 2, 2017
Economic Times

Opinion: Who should lead WHO (Pt. 3 of 3)? Dr. David Nabarro, “a frontline clinician and globa...

Plos Blogs feature an opinion article by leading expert Rashid A. Chotani in which he makes a strong case for Dr David Nabarro to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization 

May 1, 2017

UK nominee to focus on Pacific islands

One of the nominees for the position of Director General of the World Health Organization has vowed to help the pacific nations develop their health services and promote healthier lifestyles 

April 27, 2017
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation

UK candidate for top WHO job vows to help Pacific

Attending meetings at the Pacific Heads of Health Meeting in Suva this week Dr David Nabarro said if elected as Director General of WHO he would seek to create a special relationship between WHO and the Pacific island countries through special initiatives 

April 26, 2017
Fiji Times

David Nabarro: “The role I have been training for my entire life.”

Global Health Now publishes an interview with Dr David Nabarro, explaining his suitability for the role of director general of WHO and his vision for the organization

April 24, 2017
Global Health Now

Jury still out on sugar taxes, says British doctor vying to be next WHO boss

Dr David Nabarro, candidate to become Director General of the World Health Organization cautioned against blunt regulation and said the state should only intervene where it was proven to have an effect in changing behaviour

April 15, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

David Nabarro is a friend of Sierra Leone and the right man to lead WHO

The Sierra Leone Concord Times expresses strong support for David Nabarro as the right man to lead the transformation of WHO as the next Director General 

April 11, 2017
Sierra Leone Concord Times

Qatar – QNV 2030 ‘ in line with UN development goals’

WHO DG candidate Dr David Nabarro spoke to MENA in a wide-ranging interview with covered his vision for the WHO moving forward. Nabarro also said he felt the Qatar National Vision 2030 was in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030

April 10, 2017

"WHO to Africans" An Endorsement

The editor of the Jeune Afrique Magazine, Marwane Ben Yahmed, throws his support behind Tedros Adhanom for the next WHO DG  

April 7, 2017
PR Log

WHO's role in the world is ready for an upgrade

Appearing in Svenska Dagbladet, WHO DG candidate, Dr David Nabarro, explains his vision for the organization. He says he wants to see WHO more of a catalyst for healthcare solutions and to be seeking to be more dynamic in finding them 

April 7, 2017
Svenska Dagbladet

We cannot be unprepared for the next global health emergency: Dr. David Nabarro

Dr David Nabarro is the UK Candidate to be the next Director-General of the WHO. He said that “We cannot afford to be unprepared for the next global emergency. I have experience on the ground, in communities and in running international crisis responses to ensure that WHO is ready to respond promptly when, not if, the next crisis hits

May 8, 2016
The News Minute

Health systems

The Campaign to Lead the World Health Organization

The New York Times looks at the campaign to lead the World Health Organization. It explains the new voting procedure and who the three remaining candidates to lead WHO are. It runs over the list of challenges the new WHO boss faces, the organization is suffering from an identity crisis, it is often accused of being lumbering and slow, it is dependent on partnering medical charities like Doctors Without Borders, it is bureaucratic and under pressure from competing lobby groups and donors

April 3, 2017
New York Times

WHO Director General Candidates Showcase Campaigns To The World

IP-Watch reported on the recent Geneva Health Centre event which featured a Q&A with the remaining three candidates seeking to become the new Director General of the World Health

March 7, 2017

Communicable diseases

David Nabarro: WHO's Next?

Politics Home interviews David Nabarro, candidate to become the next Director General for the World Health Organization. It highlights ‘Nabarro is the only candidate with a proven record of running an international response to disease outbreak.’ It explains Nabarro’s vision for WHO’s future: reinforcing procedures for responding to disease outbreaks early, strengthening systems capacity at country-level and capacity globally backed up with world-class laboratories and proper expertise. It detailed how Nabarro wants to focus on NCDs and work on improving best practice advice with a particular focus on women and children. He summed up his vision thus: ‘Less operational, more strategic. Less project, more policy’

April 5, 2017
Politics Home

'White coats' alone can't combat infectious disease outbreaks: U.N. adviser

Poor countries need more resources and training on the ground to combat infectious diseases that are spreading in new ways and to new places, partly due to climate change, said David Nabarro, who is in the race to be next head of the World Health Organization. The first thing in dealing with outbreaks is to make sure there is capacity in the countries to deal with the problems early and simulation exercises are crucial in ensuring local communities are prepared

March 31, 2017
April 1, 2017
Economic Times, DFID
March 31, 2017
Financial Times

Candidato a director de la OMS: "Los laboratorios deben bajar los precios a los paises pobres"

On a visit to Guatemala to learn more about the health challenges the country is facing, David Nabarro, candidate to be the next Director General of WHO, said ‘pharmaceutical companies should seek to find a way in which to reduce prices for medicines in poorer countries’

March 29, 2017
America Economica
March 28, 2017
Noticias Terra, La Conexion USA, Emisoras Unidas 89.7

The Mistakes We Made Responding to Ebola

Fortune Magazine reviewed how WHO mishandled the Ebola outbreak, interviewing Dr David Nabarro, who went on to be the UN secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Ebola, and who candidly explained where things had gone astray with WHO’s response and what needed to change going forward

February 28, 2017