Jenny Lei Ravelo


Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex senior reporter based in Manila. Since 2011, she has covered a wide range of development and humanitarian aid issues, from leadership and policy changes at DfID to the logistical and security impediments faced by international and local aid responders in disaster-prone and conflict-affected countries in Africa and Asia. Her interests include global health and the analysis of aid challenges and trends in sub-Saharan Africa.

Latest Articles

Vaccines instead of chocolate: A global development Valentine's Day
14 Feb 2017

Valentine's Day is not just about flowers and chocolates, it's also about bringing down vaccine prices and keeping hearts healthy, according to the global development community.

MSF to aid actors: 'Step up' efforts against hepatitis E outbreak in Chad
9 Feb 2017

International medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières has declared the hepatitis E situation in Chad an epidemic.

WHO switches to a new recruitment portal
6 Feb 2017

The World Health Organization will be using a new recruitment platform — Stellis — starting Feb. 6. The U.N. health aid agency encourages applicants to download and save their uploaded profiles on its old recruitment platform before the month ends.

WHO board discusses polio eradication endgame
3 Feb 2017

Discussions beyond the elections at the recently concluded WHO executive board meetings underscored the magnitude of issues the next director-general will have to prepare for: polio, antimicrobial resistance, medicine shortage and access, as well as WHO's budget constraints and staffing.

Who's who in #globaldev: January 2017 appointments
30 Jan 2017

The Rockefeller Foundation welcomes a new president in the new year, while the U.N. Development Programme will soon say goodbye to its leader of eight years.

WHO nominees talk deprioritization, Trump
27 Jan 2017

They've all shared their vision for the WHO, but how will the three nominees for the director-general position handle expected budget shortfalls?

And the top 3 WHO director-general candidates are ...
25 Jan 2017

The competition for the leadership of the World Health Organization is now down to three.

WHO director-general candidates down to 5
24 Jan 2017

Who made it into the top five in World Health Organization's shortlist for director-general candidates?

Q&A: WHO candidate Miklós Szócska
19 Jan 2017

Hungary's candidate for the director-generalship of the World Health Organization tells Devex about innovative plans to use risk-sharing to boost the organization's funding and capacity in epidemic response.

Q&A: WHO candidate Sania Nishtar
18 Jan 2017

As Pakistan's candidate to lead the World Health Organization, Sania Nishtar tells Devex she will push transparency and accountability, just as she has in previous government and international roles.