Great Decisions Discussion – World Health Organization


The Great Decisions discussion groups continue to meet the first and third Mondays of each month at 10 AM via Zoom.

On March 1 the topic will be the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO is poorly understood. It is little funding and virtually no authority. Its operations are primarily on a consensus system (yes, that means 190 countries have to essentially agree before it can do anything).

The discussion will focus on:

  • Understanding WHO’s Governance and Mandate
  • Evaluating WHO’s response to the COVID pandemic
  • Major challenges for WHO
  • What changes to WHO would be desirable


And finally, what should the Biden administration be doing with the WHO now.

If you’re interested in participating in our discussions, send an email to