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November 06, 2006

The WHO's shortlist

Via The Lancet Blog, the shortlist for the Director-General job. Excerpt:

The shortlist of candidates for WHO Director General was formally announced by Bolivian Executive Board President Fernando Antezana Aranibar just after 4:30 pm this afternoon.

But from the volume of chatter in the lobby of WHO in the hour leading up to the announcement—thanks mainly to the prevelance of Blackberries and mobiles transmitting vote counts from inside the closed Board meeting throughout the afternoon—it was clear the final result was a surprise to few.

Margaret Chan, China, was the first to secure her place for the interviews tomorrow, with Shigeru Omi, Japan, and Julio Frenk, Mexico, close behind. The fourth and five places were much more hotly contested, finally going to Kazem Behbehani, Kuwait, and Elena Salgado Mendez, Spain.

Posted by dymaxion at November 6, 2006 10:50 PM

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