Question Time: Electing the Next Director-General of the World Health Organization
The process for electing the next director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) has started. The six candidates nominated by their governments are undergoing a process of scrutiny by WHO member states and its executive board prior to the election of a new director-general by the World Health Assembly in May 2017.
This event, which will be moderated by Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet, is an opportunity for non-governmental stakeholders – medical professionals, academics, non-governmental organizations and the private sector – to hear from the candidates and put questions to them.
This forum is held in association with the Global Health Centre of the Graduate Institute, Geneva, which will be holding a companion event for shortlisted candidates in early 2017.
Funding from the Rockefeller Foundation is gratefully acknowledged.