WHO seeks new leader to rebuild damaged reputation

The headquarters of the World Health Organization is pictured in GenevaThe list of candidates to lead the World Health Organization (WHO) and rebuild its battered reputation after its slow response to West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak was whittled down to three on Wednesday, with a final choice due in May. The U.N. agency said those left in the running were Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, medical doctor David Nabarro who served as U.N. envoy on Ebola, and Sania Nishtar, the Pakistani founder of a health think tank Heartfelt who served one year as a federal minister. The next WHO chief will replace Margaret Chan, who took over its reins 10 years ago and came under fire for the agency's sluggish reaction to the Ebola epidemic, which spread across one of the world's poorest regions, killing thousands of people.

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