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Change@WHO - January 2014 newsletter on WHO reform

Change@WHO follows the developments of WHO reform; each issue will report on the three strands of programmes and priority setting, governance and managerial reform. Change@WHO is published three times per year.

In the January 2014 issue:

WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan.
  • 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.
Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director, EURO Office.
  • Talking about financing
    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.
WHO Country Office Representatives at a conference.
A WHO officer presenting at a workshop.
  • 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.
A graphic for the WHO Intitutional Repository for Information Sharing.
  • 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.
WHO field workers discuss the health situation with refugees at a camp.
  • 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.

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