In May, the World Health Organization will select a new director general, a choice that will affect the health of hundreds of millions in the developing world — perhaps even more if a global pandemic were to emerge.
For the first time, the selection will be made by a vote of the W.H.O.’s member nations for candidates who have campaigned openly for the post. The changes are intended to introduce some transparency into the process.
Donald McNeil wrote about the campaign several weeks ago, here.
My question is will any of these candidates address the existential threats to human health, i.e. nuclear weapons and climate change, in a substantive way?