Who will lead WHO?BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7575.938 (Published 02 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:938
- Anne Glusker
In its closing days, the contest for the next director general of the World Health Organization is revealing itself to be a peculiar race in a peculiar year. The election will fill the vacancy created by the untimely death in May of the previous WHO chief, Lee Jong-wook. But two factors are complicating the battle.
Firstly, two other key public health organisation are also about to name new leaders—the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and the World Bank's health programmes section.
Secondly, two of the presumed front runners for the WHO leadership …