Mexico proposal for WHO DG post:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The Mexican government has officially offered the candidature of health minister Dr Julio Frenk as director-general of the World Health Organization, with the promise of bringing an "innovative approach to the health challenges of both developed and developing countries". His campaign cites three guiding principles: health as a foundation for equitable and sustainable development, through well-performing systems; health as a source of global security; and WHO's role in providing a model for system reform. He would be the first health minister to be elected to the post.