A letter to member states commenting on the concept papers regarding the WHO reform process
'We consider the reform process an extraordinary opportunity for WHO to rediscover its fundamental multilateral identity in a globalized world, and it should be made clear from the start that evaluations and recommendations expressed in this letter only stem from the shared aspiration of a stronger organization than today. The WHO reform can produce a considerable impact in designing and defining a more accountable and effective governance for health. We are therefore very concerned about the sense of direction that this reform process could take, noting for example the lack of any in-depth situational analysis of the world’s health challenges in relation to WHO’s constitutional role and objectives. Moreover, while there is a lot of focus on the bureaucratic dimension of the reform, a mature vision of the core values steering the process is sorely absent. Absent is also a political discussion, and a vision, about the WHO of the future'.