Editorials

Change at last at WHO

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7154.296 (Published 01 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:296

But will the regions play ball?

  1. Fiona Godlee, Assistant editor
  1. BMJ

    News p 302

    Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland has done what most people hoped she would. On her inauguration as director general of the World Health Organisation, she has swept away the existing secretariat (thoughkeeping some members on as advisers), and announced her own carefully chosen cabinet to an increasingly optimistic staff. Of the 10 new appointments, eight come from outside the organisation and six are women.1 There is an even split between the north and south, and all of the WHO's six regions are represented. Along with the new cast come plans for a new way of working—reducing overlap and increasing convergence between individual programmes.

    The speed of the appointments has taken the organisation …

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