As you will notice, this week’s newsletter is shorter than usual. While the Chief Editor, Kristof Decoster, is tied up with attending the EV Governance Board Meeting, being held in Dubai this week, I have been given the responsibility of taking care of the newsletter. It is finally time to put the lessons I learned as an IHP resident in these past few months, into practice. While matching up to your supervisor’s level of work and efficiency is aspirational, it is also challenging. I have tried to put together the newsletter to the best of my ability.
The key highlights of this week’s issue include coverage of World Health Day events, the WHO Partners Forum, 2nd WHO Fair Pricing Forum, the World Bank’s new Director & the WB/IMF Spring Meetings, DRC seeing record setting Ebola cases for two consecutive days (the WHO DG decided to convene an emergency committee meeting to assess if Ebola should be declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC)), State of Civil Society Report 2019 and catastrophic signs of Climate Change (as always) among other issues. Andrew Harmer in his blog suggests WHO should declare Climate Change (also) as a PHEIC, in order to channelize resources, actions and strong political will towards addressing it.
Enjoy your reading!
(You find the pdf of the newsletter here: IHPn517 )