The WHO decided Friday that the latest Ebola outbreak is not an international emergency, even as the organization ramped up its response and worries grew as the first confirmed case appeared in a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The emergency committee…

The WHO’s senior leadership team will now be 60% women.   The elite group of 14 working under Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus includes 2 female deputy directors: India’s former health secretary Soumya Swaminathan and Jane Ellison, once a UK parliamentary health…

A few months into his tenure as the new WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tackles some tough topics in a conversation with Foreign Affairs—and says the WHO cannot be shy about getting political.   Making a pitch for universal health care, he says, “Expanding…

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus makes history tomorrow, beginning his 5-year-term as WHO Director-General and becoming the first African to lead the organization.  Elected on May 23 during the 70th World Health Assembly, Tedros (as he likes to be known) campaigned on universal…

By tackling factory farming, the WHO could fight all 3 of the “slow-motion disasters” outlined by outgoing WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, MD at last year’s World Health Assembly (WHA): climate change, antibiotic resistance and noncommunicable diseases threatening…

GENEVA – Just hours before Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was appointed the next WHO Director-General, a group of global health experts debated the most pressing leadership priorities for an organization that’s been hobbled a creaky bureaucracy, a severely limited budget and a…

This year, the World Health Assembly in Geneva faces a critical task: Selecting Margaret Chan's successor as director-general of the WHO. 3 finalists are vying for the role: Tedros Adhanom, of Ethiopia, a former health and foreign affairs minister; David Nabarro, of Britain…