In the January 2014 issue:
Welcome from WHO Director-General
“As the process of WHO reform matures, I am pleased to welcome you to this fourth summary of recent progress. We are moving forward in our efforts to make the work of WHO more structured, more strategic and more realistic.” Editorial by WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.
Representatives of Member States and non-Member State partners came together in Geneva on 25 and 26 November 2013 to review WHO’s funding outlook for 2014-15 and to work together to address funding challenges.
Getting the right resources
Zsuzsanna Jakab, Regional Director for Europe, discusses resource mobilization for the Organization.
A step towards strengthening country offices
Reform was at the center of many discussions at the seventh global meeting of the heads of WHO offices in countries, territories and areas.
Update on human resources reform
WHO is creating a revised human resources strategy based on attracting and retaining talent, and creating an enabling working environment to support WHO’s strategic direction and priorities.
WHO’s vision for information sharing
Dr Najeeb Al Shorbaji, Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research sets out WHO’s vision for health information; and how a new open access policy for all WHO-authored and WHO-funded research and WHO’s Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS) are increasing the accessibility of WHO health information.
News in brief and coming events
News of reports on WHO’s progress on reform by: the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development; the Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN), and PricewaterhouseCoopers 2nd stage evaluation.