Here’s how the next director-general can rebuild the World Health Organization

first_img What is it? About the Author Reprints Nearly nine months have passed since the last Ebola patient was declared free of the disease in West Africa. Yet one body — the World Health Organization — is still ailing, stung by criticism that it responded slowly to that local and global emergency.Despite encouraging signs that it learned valuable lessons from the Ebola outbreak, faith in the WHO hasn’t yet fully returned. The organization has been chronically underfunded for years, and its outdated structure has resisted reform over many decades. This has led to a vicious spiral of underachievement. Log In | Learn More By Ed Whiting Jan. 23, 2017 Reprints What’s included? GET STARTED Politics STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond.center_img FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Tags policypublic health Here’s how the next director-general can rebuild the World Health Organization Ed Whiting @EdWhiting1 Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTEDlast_img

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