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While the Global Fund and WHO elections have received far more attention recently, the global health community would be remiss to underestimate the significance of the World Bank's own leadership search for a new Senior Vice President for Human Development. CGD's Ruth Levine draws attention to this issue in a new Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine article (.pdf) with Kent Buse that addresses the Bank's current global health strategy, identifies its key comparative advantages, and describes the steps the new SVP must take to work effectively "across sectors, across countries, and within systems."

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