Alarm over WHO global ‘power grab’

Geoff Ward
7 min readJan 21
Director-general of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

In a new survey, the WHO has come out on top as the most trusted multinational organisation. But that might change.

Ironically, just as the 2023 Edelman Trust Barometer shows that trust in the World Health Organisation increased in 15 of 28 countries surveyed in 2022, fears grow over behind-the-scenes talks about proposed changes to the WHO’s International Health Regulations (IHR) which, it’s claimed…

Geoff Ward

Writer, poet, tutor and mentor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature), book editor, journalist and musician.