Dr Hiroshi Nakakjima was electred director general of WHO in 1988.
Born in Japan, he trained as a psychiatrist before joining WHO in 1973.
He was WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific from 1979 to 1988.
His term of office has ben marked by criticism of his management styly and allegations of misuse of WHO's funds.
I spoke to him at WHO's headquarters in Geneva in July.
Ihave presented the interview in the form of questions and answers.
It would be misleading, however, not to make clear that in doing so I have transcribed conversation which was at times extremely difficult to follow.
I feel that is important to emphasis this in the context of an interview with an international leader, one of whose primary tasks must be to communicate his views on health to people across the world.
The interview gave me first hand experience of the difficulties in communication that staff, diplomats, and others, including Japanese leaders, have consistently commented on since Dr Nakajima took office.
Mots-clés Pascal : OMS, Organisation santé, Décentralisation, Coopération internationale, Technique, Politique sanitaire, Evaluation, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : WHO, Public health organization, Decentralization, International cooperation, Technique, Health policy, Evaluation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0207486
Code Inist : 002B30A06E. Création : 09/06/1995.