Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who currently serves as Director General of WHO, is the frontrunner for the position.
The incumbent WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan will retire in July 2017 and the search for her successor is on in full swing.
The following table provides a list of all nominated candidates who are vying for the position of World Health Organization’s next Director-General from May 2017 to July 2017.
Each candidate has been ranked by their level or support from regional groups (Africa, Americas, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe and Central Asia , South-East Asia and Western Pacific).
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that deals with international public health. The Director-General is nominated by the WHO member states and elected by the World Health Assembly.
The World Health Assembly will elect the next director-general at its annual meeting in May 2017.
Appointment of the new Director General of WHO is coming to an end. Voting will take place in May.
The appointment of the new Director General will take place on May 19th, and the voting period will last from April 23rd to May 7th. The votes are counted electronically and are verified by representatives from every member state who maintain a database with their national results.
WHO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that focuses on international public health. One of its main roles is to work towards the attainment of universal health coverage by 2030. The current director general, Margaret Chan, will step down in May 2017 after serving for 10 years.
The World Health Assembly is going to elect the next Director General of the World Health Organization in May 2017. The election will take place on 23 May 2017.
WHO is responsible for spreading awareness and providing suggestions on how to prevent diseases. They are also responsible for health emergencies that may occur in any country.
The Director General is the person who leads WHO and has a lot of responsibilities. For example, they set their own work program, which includes priorities and targets they want to achieve during their term of office, or they monitor WHO’s response to health emergencies as well as promote and coordinate international cooperation on global health matters.
In other words, the WHO will be setting its own agenda, directing worldwide staff to pursue priorities that are set by the DG rather than in consultation with Member States.
The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The WHO is responsible for coordinating health work within the UN, and represents 194 Member States.
The next Director General of the World Health Organization will be elected by the May 2017 World Health Assembly. The Director-General serves a five-year term, which begins on July 1 and ends on June 30 2020.
According to the World Health Organization, “The World Health Organization is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.”
The Director-General of WHO leads in carrying out all functions of WHO. The Director General is appointed by the World Health Assembly for a seven-year term.
A candidate for WHO Director-General must be nominated by a member state of WHO or by any organization that is represented in the Assembly. The nomination should be seconded by two other member states or organizations.
The World Health Organization is the United Nation’s health agency. It has been in operation for more than six decades.
In May 2017, the World Health Assembly will elect the next Director General of the World Health Organization to take over from Margaret Chan.
People who have served as director-generals of WHO include Thea Kisling, Hiroshi Nakajima, Keiji Fukuda and Margaret Chan. All these four people had different leadership styles, but all four were dedicated to doing all they could for public health around the world.