WHO announces 13 candidates for the post of director generalBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7568.567 (Published 14 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:567
- Anne Glusker
The World Health Organization has announced the candidates for its top post of director general, one of the most powerful positions in international public health, after the death of the previous incumbent, Lee Jong-wook, in May (BMJ 2006;332: 1234).
The 13 are a disparate group, and the timing of the election is unusual, because of Dr Lee's sudden death. The leading contenders include Julio Frenk, Mexico's minister of …