The Week in Health: Election of Tedros as WHO Director General and President Trump’s FY18 Budget Request

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Take as Directed is introducing new weekly episodes focused on noteworthy issues, events, and news in global health policy. These weekly episodes will be in addition to our usual programming. This is the first current events episode. It focuses on the main outcomes from the World Health Assembly (WHA), the election of Ethiopia’s Tedros as first WHO Director General from Africa, the implications on global health of President Trump’s FY18 budget request, and HHS Secretary Price’s trips to Liberia and the WHA. Guests include Lindsay Plack, Director of Government Relations for the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign; J. Stephen Morrison, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center; and Nellie Bristol, Senior Fellow, CSIS Global Health Policy Center.

Hosted by Sara Allinder. Produced by Cathryn Streifel. Edited by Liz Mayes.

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Sara M. Allinder
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Global Health Policy Center
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Nellie Bristol
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Global Health Policy Center