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

  title={Split WHO in Two: Strengthening Political Decision-Making and Securing Independent Scientific Advice},
  author={S. Hoffman and John-Arne R{\o}ttingen},
  booktitle={Public health},
  • S. Hoffman, John-Arne Røttingen
  • Published in Public health 2014
  • Medicine
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has never ful�?lled 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 ful�?ll both functions, it is undermined by an institutional design that mixes technical and political mandates. This forces staff to walk uncomfortably along many �?ne lines: advising but never directing; guiding but never governing; leading… CONTINUE READING
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