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WHO elections

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

World Health Organization needs new leadership for a changing world

Ian Scott, executive director of the Emerging Markets Symposium at the University of Oxford, writes an opinion article for The Hill, in which he argues that WHO needs fresh leadership for a changing world and Dr Sania Nishtar may be the best person for that role

May 22, 2017
The Hill

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

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

Int’l women declaration adds to momentum behind Dr Sania Nishtar’s WHO bid

The National Commission on the Status of Women in Pakistan has called upon women all over the world to support the candidacy of Dr Sania Nishtar to become the next director general of the World Health Organization

May 19, 2017
Samaa.tv

Pakistan calls upon women of the world to support Sania Nishtar’s candidacy for DG WHO

The National Commission on the Status of Women has issued a call to women all over the world to support the candidacy of Sania Nishtar of Pakistan to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization

May 18, 2017
Ary News

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

I'm confident because of transparency stance

The Gulf Times talks to Dr Sania Nishtar about her campaign to become the new head of the World Health Organization

May 15, 2017
Gulf Times

PM Nawaz says Pakistan values its ties with Vietnam

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif expressed his appreciation for Vietnam supporting the candidacy of Sania Nishtar to be the next head of the World Health Organization and in helping her to get shortlisted in the first place. He reaffirmed that Pakistan and Vietnam have been supporting each other in terms of candidature at various international fora including ASEAN

May 14, 2017
The News

Taking the fight to cancer,other diseases essential

Jordanian Princess Dina Mired writes about the work of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation and includes a strong recommendation of support for Sania Nishtar’s candidacy to become the next Director General of the UN World Health Organization

May 13, 2017
Gulf Times

Campaign for WHO elections discussed

Pakistan has launched an election campaign to support Dr Sania Nishtar’s candidacy to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization 

May 10, 2017
The News
May 9, 2017
Pakistan Observer

Civil Society supports Dr. Sania Nishtar for DG WHO slot

Spearheaded by LEAD Pakistan, more than 120 civil society organizations from Pakistan have united behind Dr Sania Nishtar and her vision for a new World Health Organization 

May 10, 2017
Online News, The News

Health leadership in a multipolar world: A view from Europe

Johanna Ralston, a fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy and a former CEO of the World Heart Federation, writes an opinion article on leadership for healthcare on the global stage and says she is backing the candidacy of Sania Nishtar to become next DG

May 9, 2017
Euractiv

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

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

Opinion: A new deal for health

Nishtar writes in detail about her vision for global healthcare and explains how she’d bring transparency to the DG role and how her refusal to make deals gives her the moral authority of independence and good

May 2, 2017
Devex

As member-states elect the next WHO leader

A leading expert with a background of experience working with WHO discusses the forthcoming WHO DG elections and concludes Sania Nishtar is best placed to lead the organization

April 19, 2017
Guardian Nigeria

Future of Health: A Call for Leadership from the Western Pacific Region

Two leading New Zealand professors, both with UN WHO backgrounds, make the case for the region offering its support for Sania Nishtar as the best candidate to run the World Health Organization and succeed Margaret Chan 

April 18, 2017
Samoa Observer

"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

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
IP-Watch