What WHO most needs in its next Director-General is a “changemaker,” says Sania Nishtar, 1 of 3 finalists in the running to lead the WHO. in government, civil society and at WHO.

A focus on core priorities, a culture based on accountability and cost effectiveness, and a revamped funding process for WHO are some of the key changes Sania Nishtar says she would undertake if elected as Director-General of the WHO.

The next WHO Director-General needs be a changemaker, a campaigner who can meet with heads of state on critical health issues and persuade them to “get it done,” says Sania Nishtar, one of 3 finalists in the running to lead the organization.