Split WHO in Two: Strengthening Political Decision-Making and Securing Independent Scientific Advice

@article{Hoffman2014SplitWI,
  title={Split WHO in Two: Strengthening Political Decision-Making and Securing Independent Scientific Advice},
  author={Steven J. Hoffman and John-Arne R{\o}ttingen},
  journal={LSN: Canadian Law - International (Topic)},
  year={2014}
}
The World Health Organization (WHO) has never fulfilled its original mission of simultaneously serving as the world's pre-eminent public health authority and intergovernmental platform for global health negotiations. While WHO's secretariat works hard to fulfill both functions, it is undermined by an institutional design that mixes technical and political mandates. This forces staff to walk uncomfortably along many fine lines: advising but never directing; guiding but never governing; leading… Expand
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