WHO leaders on epidemic preparedness, organization diversity, sustainable funding

A WHO response coordinator and community representatives visit a family in the outskirts of Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to raise awareness about Ebola. Photo by: World Bank / Vincent Tremeau / CC BY-NC-ND

SYDNEY — Last week, the Global Health Security 2019 conference in Sydney, Australia, brought together leading experts working in health security to facilitate greater engagement between the diverse sectors contributing to action.

On June 19, Devex hosted a conversation with three World Health Organization leaders to discuss the challenges facing the institution and its member countries in responding to global health emergencies — including workforce, funding needs, and balancing the diversity of their organization’s structure.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.