Time for an Overhaul

Without an extensive overhaul, the WHO risks repeating the mistakes of its Ebola response—and outsourcing should be a centerpiece of its reform, write Joel Negin of the University of Sydney and Ranu Dhillon of Harvard Medical School.

The current direction of reform doesn’t go far enough and is unlikely to appeal much to donors. Instead, they say, the WHO—never intended as an implementer—should parcel out more of those functions to other agencies.

“Given the existing risk, a status quo model for the WHO coupled with impassioned pleading for more money will not convince donors nor will it lead to a reformed era of global health collaboration,” the authors conclude.

British Medical Journal Global Health


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