The 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva just elected a new director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. But underfunded and over strapped, what does the road ahead look like for the WHO? To answer that question for us in today’s Humanosphere podcast, we caught up with Laurie Garrett, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Director-General Margaret Chan
Today the World Health Organization (WHO) voted in a new director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, in a contentious and unprecedented election. But yesterday, in her final speech to the World Health Assembly, outgoing Director-General Margaret Chan chose to address the political unrest beyond Geneva that has many questioning the relevance and future of the WHO.