Dr Who – Who Will Lead The WHO?
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Dr Who – Who Will Lead The WHO?

Language: English

BBC Healthcheck.
Next week we will have a new figurehead for the global health community – as the World Health Organization votes to appoint a new Director General. The role is a tough one – with a flu pandemic long overdue and challenges such as Zika and Ebola. The final three candidates speak about what they think they could bring to the role of guardian of the world’s health.

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Q&A with UNAIDS
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Q&A with UNAIDS

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I believe UNAIDS’ provocative leadership has been critical in addressing the AIDS epidemic and converting it from a death sentence to a chronic health condition. Its global role has not only garnered the highest political support for the AIDS response, but also ensured the voices of those affected by HIV and their families are at the centre of the response, including placing civil society within its governance structure. If elected Director-General of WHO, I would look forward to continuing our work together and our close partnership.

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A Fresh Perspective: Q&A with WHO DG Candidate Dr. Tedros
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

A Fresh Perspective: Q&A with WHO DG Candidate Dr. Tedros

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With Brian Simpson. Global Health Now.
Tedros, who would be the first African leader of the WHO, cites his leadership in reforming Ethiopia’s health system “in an environment that was resource-constrained with a heavy disease burden” as a key indicator of his ability to achieve results, and promises to bring a “fresh perspective” to WHO.

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Q&A with Antimicrobial Resistance Times
Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Q&A with Antimicrobial Resistance Times

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The overall goal of the global action plan is to ensure continuity of successful treatment and prevention of infectious diseases with effective, quality and safe medicines that are accessible to all who need them and used in a responsible way. All three of these priorities are important to addressing AMR – and they need to be addressed in parallel because they are interconnected.

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Human Rights in the WHO: Views of the DG Candidates
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Human Rights in the WHO: Views of the DG Candidates

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Health and Human Rights Journal
Every year, hundreds of millions of people go without essential health care or fall into poverty trying to pay for it. That is a violation of the human right to health that demands our full attention and urgent action. Developing technical policies to ensure universal health coverage is an important start, but policies alone will not be sufficient. Implementation of those policies is much more difficult and requires collaboration and partnership across stakeholders.

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Three Questions with WHO DG Candidate Dr. Tedros Adhanom
Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Three Questions with WHO DG Candidate Dr. Tedros Adhanom

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By Andrew Jack. Financial Times Health.
The WHO needs a decisive leader who understands the challenges ministers of health face, can respond to the next pandemic and has a proven track record of implementing comprehensive reforms, overcoming bureaucratic bottlenecks and ensuring stakeholders work together to take on our greatest public health challenges.

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With Greece we share a common vision: Equality in health for all
Sunday, April 9th, 2017

With Greece we share a common vision: Equality in health for all

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By Kalivioti Maria. The Dawn.
Unofficial translation from Greek:
We talk about equity in health. Here we are dealing with other equally important issues such as access for refugees and migrants in Health. To face these challenges Greece says it will emphasize Primary Health Care, improving the quality of life and emphasizing disease prevention and health promotion.

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Five questions with Dr. Tedros
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Five questions with Dr. Tedros

Language: English

Planet Earth Institute.
Dr. Tedros spoke articulately about his desire of achieving universal health care, his experience addressing a chronic shortage of health workers when he was Minister of Health in Ethiopia, and the need to strengthen health systems, among other issues.

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Challenges of the WHO Must be Turned to Opportunities
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Challenges of the WHO Must be Turned to Opportunities

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Pan African Visions.
Dr Tedros says a fresh view is needed to efficiently tackle the global health challenges of today. The upcoming elections present an opportunity for WHO to be led by someone who has lived and worked through some of the most pressing health challenges facing our world today.

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Q&A with WHO candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Q&A with WHO candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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By Sam Loewenberg. DevEx.
Dr. Tedros said his experience in Ethiopia has grounded his belief in building strong health systems as well as pushing for universal coverage. He promised to prioritize WHO’s role in global health, while also seeking input and consultation about how the organization can be reformed.

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Interview: How I’d implement the WHO plan to strengthen health & address violence
Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Interview: How I’d implement the WHO plan to strengthen health & address violence

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In a video with World Vision International, Dr Tedros explains how, if elected World Health Organization Director-General, he would prioritise the implementation of the WHO Global Plan of Action to strengthen the role of the health system to address interpersonal violence.

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BMJ Video interview with Dr Tedros
Thursday, January 19th, 2017

BMJ Video interview with Dr Tedros

Language: English

Watch the video interview of Dr. Tedros with Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, and Suerie Moon, policy director at the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The questions asked were based on the recent publication in The BMJ of Ilona Kickbusch et al’s analysis paper “How to choose the world’s top health diplomat”.

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Will you support a  patient-centred R&D  agreement?—Response  from Tedros Adhanom  Ghebreyesus
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Will you support a patient-centred R&D agreement?—Response from Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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The Lancet Global Health.
I am committed to accelerating research and innovation along a continuum from basic science and discovery to the development pipeline for diagnostics, medicines, and vaccines and the operational research necessary to optimise their use.

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Q&A: WHO director-general candidates’ views on global health
Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Q&A: WHO director-general candidates’ views on global health

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By John Zarocostas. The Pharmaceutical Journal.
Expanding access to medicines must be a priority for the next director-general. Beyond pricing, we must also support low-income countries’ efforts to enhance their service delivery systems to ensure that safe, effective medicines and vaccines reach those who need them most, including in hard-to-reach areas such as rural and crisis settings.

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Face2Face with Dr Tedros
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Face2Face with Dr Tedros

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Business Bhutan.
Given my priority to advance Universal Health Coverage, I would like to use models like Bhutan as best practices to accelerate progress globally. I believe Bhutan is on the right track and has achieved significant health gains such as a 73% decrease in maternal mortality, a 98.7% decrease in the incidence of malaria, attainment of universal childhood immunization in 1991, to list a few.

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WHO will it be?
Monday, December 19th, 2016

WHO will it be?

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By Sarah Jordan. UN Special.
As Ethiopia’s Health Minister, I learnt first-hand what it takes to revitalise a weak health system with limited resources. We implemented system-wide reform: invested in infrastructure, expanded the workforce, created new financing mechanisms, improved service delivery, strengthened pharmaceutical supply, integrated information management, and invested in outbreak preparedness.

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Up Close and Personal with WHO Director-General Candidates
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Up Close and Personal with WHO Director-General Candidates

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Women Deliver.
Women, girls and young people must be at the center of WHO’s work and mandate – because when they thrive, everybody does. As Director-General, I will re-orient WHO’s approach to focus on women, children and adolescents, particularly those living in humanitarian, fragile and hard-to-reach settings.

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The WHO would be strengthened by having a hands-on leader
Saturday, November 12th, 2016

The WHO would be strengthened by having a hands-on leader

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By Elias Meseret. (Jeune Afrique .) Translated from French.
Tedros Adhanom is convinced that the reforms he led in Ethiopia will be key strengths when WHO member nations come to casting their votes.

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WHO’s Director-General candidates: visions and priorities
Thursday, October 13th, 2016

WHO’s Director-General candidates: visions and priorities

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By Richard Horton and Udani Samarasekera. The Lancet.
To deliver results, we need a strong, effective WHO that works together at all levels—from Geneva to regional offices and national capitals to local communities. Reforming the organisation will require vigilance, adaptability, and continual reflection.

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Interview: First African WHO Boss?
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Interview: First African WHO Boss?

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By John Muchangi. The Star, Kenya.
The health sector reforms in Ethiopia were done successfully because of the very strong political commitment of the highest level possible. It starts from the belief that health is a rights issue, an end in itself and a means to development. If you believe in that principle, then naturally you will commit to invest in primary health coverage.

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