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.

About the author

  • Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.