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The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, this morning unveiled the names of the six candidates who are vying to succeed Margaret Chan as director-general.
The elections, which will be held in May 2017, come at a critical point for WHO, which was widely criticized for its slow response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and is in the middle of implementing reforms. At the same time, public health crises like Ebola and the spread of Zika virus have moved global health up on the agenda of world leaders. /.../