I am delighted to support Dr David Nabarro as a candidate to be the next Director-General of the World Health Organization. I am confident that he would provide the strong leadership that the WHO needs to make sure it delivers on the Sustainable Development Goals and helps ensure global health security. 

Dr Nabarro offers a huge range and depth of experience to the role. He has worked within the United Nations system, and is able to work with the most senior levels of national governments with confidence. A clinician himself, he also has a wealth of experience at the community level, engaging with civil society to co-produce policy and deliver real change on the ground. 

I hope that many of you will be able to meet and engage with Dr Nabarro during the election process. I am sure that you will find him to be an outstanding candidate for the WHO Director-General position, who cares deeply about the health of everyone around the world and has the skills to protect and improve this through leadership of the WHO.

The Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt MP
Secretary of State for Health


Dr David Nabarro is the outstanding candidate for the role of Director-General of the World Health Organisation. With his experience and long track record, Dr Nabarro would provide the strong, reform-minded leadership that the WHO needs, and Member States expect, to improve the health and increase the prosperity of the world’s poorest people.

The Right Honourable Priti Patel MP
Secretary of State for International Development