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More resources should go into core funding

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:122

Awa Marie Coll-Seck is minister of health for Senegal

On 27–28 January, the World Health Organization executive board picks its new director general elect. The BMJ asked all eight candidates what they would do if they got the job. We print extracts from the replies on the next four pages. Full answers are available on bmj.coms.

What will be your priorities on taking office?

The overriding priority of WHO, and the measure of its success, is its performance in different countries. WHO must transform itself into an increasingly central force in improving the health status …

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