The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Ebola epidemic undermined the confidence that states and the international community had in the World Health Organization (WHO) and its ability to fully implement its own International Health Regulations. Restoring respect for the underfunded and overstretched WHO will prove a massive challenge for the new Director-General (DG), who will succeed Margaret Chan when her term ends on July 1, 2017. This third podcast assesses the current WHO leadership’s efforts to reform the organization while tackling other global health challenges. It will also outline the skills, experience, and leadership a DG will need to steer the agency in a direction that can make it a true guardian of global health. Read more »