April 27, 2017: Dr. Sania Nishtar

Dear friends

We are now less than a month away from the vote to decide the future of the World Health Organization. One thing has struck me as I have talked to patients, health workers, civil society, academics, and government leaders: no one country or group can solve health challenges by themselves, which emphasizes the importance of partnerships—one of the salient elements of my Vision for a New WHO.

There has been a lot of progress in the last ten years but the challenges we now face are no less daunting. The risk of a pandemic, widening inequities in health, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, and the silent pandemic of noncommunicable diseases are all putting a massive strain on already fragile health systems. Only if we are able to forge new ambitious partnerships and put egos and logos aside will we be able to find the lasting solutions. I am committed to bringing groups together and forging a new deal for global health.


Warm regards,


Recent Statements of Support

Endorsement by Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO, Global Fund for Women

Letter of support from the Steering Committee of the Emerging Markets Symposium Initiative of the Green Templeton College, Oxford University.

Letter of support from Dr. Barry Bloom, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.

Letter of support from Her Royal Highness, Princess Dina Mired of Jordan

Dr Mohamed Abdi Jama, former Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization continues to campaign for Dr. Sania Nishtar in his recent commentary here.

Letter of support from Juan Carlos Negrette, Director, Global Health at University of Utah

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