This event allowed non-governmental stakeholders – medical professionals, academics, non-governmental organizations and the private sector – to hear from the candidates of the next director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Overview

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 allowed non-governmental stakeholders – medical professionals, academics, non-governmental organizations and the private sector – to hear from the candidates.

More information at Question Time: Electing the Next Director-General of the World Health Organization