Opinion: Who should lead WHO?
The choice seen from their track record, achievements and their vision for the World Health Organisation over the next decade. And against those benchmarks, there is a clear winner, at least from my perspective.
Dr Tedros stands out as the most promising candidate to lead the World Health Organisation at this crucial time – with ever-increasing population, political, epidemiological and environmental challenges. My top three reasons reflect the facts that:
He has spearheaded the health sector reform in his country and providing exemplary leadership over the past decade;
He has galvanised bilateral and multi-sectoral partnerships that culminated in his country achieving the millennium development goal for child survival;
He has forged regional partnerships and generating global momentum for accelerating sustainable development;