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After the first day of deliberations, the field of candidates for WHO Director General has been narrowed down to five:

  • Kazem Behbehani (Kuwait)
  • Margaret Chan (China)
  • Julio Frenk (Mexico)
  • Shigeru Omi (Japan)
  • Elena Salgado Mendez (Spain)

Betsy McKay has posted the full story on the Wall Street Journal website, and both the Lancet and Intellectual Property Watch blogs are tracking developments as they emerge.


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