My vision for WHO is one in which WHO reclaims its primacy and earns the world’s trust as its lead health agency, and has the ability to foster and sustain partnerships to achieve the vision for health—universal attainment of the highest possible level of health and well-being.
Under my leadership, WHO will demonstrate and deliver:
1. Transparency and accountability in all areas of its work: WHO will adopt an accountability framework that is straightforward to enforce and is guided by independent voices. As a starting point, I will voluntarily make my own electoral campaign financing a matter of public record and scrutiny.
2. Leadership for action: Leadership will not be subject to special interests, but will rather focus on fulfilling the mandate of the organization, such that it becomes accountable for results and delivers.
3. Operational readiness in outbreaks and emergencies: WHO will continue to develop the financial, technical, institutional, and technological capacity to detect, lead, manage, and coordinate the response to outbreaks and emergencies with health consequences, including supporting countries to enhance preparedness and resilience.
4. Country-relevant support to achieve the SDGs: Countries will be supported to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 3 to “ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages,” with the understanding that the goals are interlinked, and with full realization of the importance of gender equality and poverty reduction as critically important measures for health.
5. Strengthened action on global public goods: WHO will live up to its core mandate for collective action to produce global public goods in health—as producer of health norms and standards, as steward of the world’s health knowledge, and as bulwark against threats such as antimicrobial resistance.
6. Focus on health-climate interaction: WHO’s actions will support adaptation to and mitigation of climate change, capitalizing on the co-benefits of action for health.
7. Accelerated pace of reforms: WHO will evolve to tackle its systemic constraints, and will reform into an effective, well-managed, transparent, accountable, and cohesive organization, which achieves value for money, and where robust evidence guides decision-making. WHO will exploit to best effect, the synergies between its headquarters, regional offices, and country offices, and will develop the capacity to look beyond the horizon to anticipate global health trends and what is required to respond.
8. Management for results: A culture of management for results will be fostered throughout the organization. Amongst other things, this also means creating a performance-enabling environment, and breaking intra-organizational silos.
9. A culture of partnerships: WHO will develop the institutional capability to work with all appropriate partners in a transparent, accountable, efficient, and effective manner to improve global health while upholding the principles enshrined in WHO’s constitution, and with safeguards against undue influences.
10. New models for financing: WHO will deliver value for money through a combination of efficient and cost effective working. Through innovative financing measures, WHO will strive for a budget that is proportionate to its scope of responsibility.
The detailed Vision can be downloaded.