Tedros Ghebreyesus Fabrice Coffrini/Stringer

Prolomme skleněný strop WHO

TORONTO/NEW YORK – Letos si Světová zdravotnická organizace (WHO) zvolí nového generálního ředitele. Členské státy WHO nominovaly loni v září šest kandidátů na tuto funkci: Tedrose Adhanoma Ghebreyesuse, Flaviu Bustreovou, Philippea Douste-Blazyho, Davida Nabarra, Saniu Ništarovou a Miklóse Szócsku. Pětadvacátého ledna provede výkonná rada WHO užší výběr tří kandidátů a v květnu zvolí Světové zdravotnické shromáždění jednoho z těchto kandidátů jako nástupce Margaret Chanové.

Všichni kandidáti předložili svou vizi řízení této organizace a my osobně některé z nich známe a obdivujeme je. Nakonec se však domníváme, že nejpovolanějším člověkem pro tuto funkci je Ghebreyesus. Naše podpora se opírá o tři předpoklady, které jsou důležité při jakémkoliv přijímacím procesu, zejména do funkce, jako je tato: na dosavadních úspěších kandidáta, na jeho stylu vedení a na různorodosti toho, co přinese na stůl.

Pokud jde o první předpoklad, může se Ghebreyesus vykázat jednoznačnou bilancí úspěchů. Jako ministr zdravotnictví Etiopie v letech 2005 až 2012 prosazoval zájmy všech občanů země a posiloval služby primární péče. Vytvořil 3500 zdravotnických center a 16 000 zdravotnických stanovišť a dramaticky zvýšil počet pracovníků ve zdravotnictví, když vybudoval další lékařské fakulty a nasadil do terénu dalších 38 000 komunitních zdravotníků.

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