The next WHO Director-General needs to be a changemaker, a campaigner who can meet with heads of state on critical health issues and persuade them to “get it done,” says Sania Nishtar, one of 3 finalists in the running to lead the organization.

Nishtar has held numerous positions in Pakistan’s government and has deep experience in civil society and at WHO. In a 4-part Q&A with GHN, Nishtar discusses what her priorities would be as DG, what needs to change at WHO, the role of politics in global health and the reasons why she should be elected to WHO’s top leadership role.

Read the full profile of EAT-Lancet Commissioner Sania Nishtar on Global Health Now 


Sania Nishtar. Image by World Economic Forum from Cologny, Switzerland (Health Collaboration as a Bridge) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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