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WHO is reforming to be better equipped to address the increasingly complex challenges of the health of populations in the 21st century. From persisting problems to new and emerging public health threats, WHO needs to be flexible enough to respond to this evolving environment.

January 2014 newsletter on WHO reform

Change@WHO follows the developments of WHO reform. Each issue reports on the three strands of programmes and priority setting, governance and managerial reform. In the January 2014 issue are articles on the Financing Dialogue, strengthening country offices, human resources reform and information sharing.

Talking about financing

Two hundred and sixty-six representatives of 92 Member States and 14 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. “This well-constructed dialogue will strengthen WHO’s intended democracy,” said Norwegian Ambassador Steffen Kongstad in his opening statement.

Highlights

News and events

  • March 2014

    Second informal consultation on WHO’s engagement with non-State actors

    This consultation will be held on 27–28 March 2014 at WHO, Geneva and via web link.

  • November 2013

    WHO reform stage 2 evaluation – final report

    This independent evaluation has assessed the status of action taken on the recommendations of the stage one evaluation, modalities of implementing the reform proposals, the adequacy of the implementation plan and the change management strategy.

  • November 2013

    WHO's financing dialogue

    A key element of WHO reform, the Financing Dialogue with Member States and key non-state contributors is designed to ensure that WHO is well-equipped to address the increasingly complex challenges of the health of populations in the 21st century.