UNscripted’s Latest Episode: The UN’s Top Doc Checks Out to Return to Australia

UN-scripted, PassBlue’s podcast, takes you inside the United Nations — beyond the carefully written policy speeches to where the real work is being done.

by Stéphanie Fillion and Kacie Candela.

Dr. Jillann Farmer, the UN medical director for more than seven years, has returned to Australia to work for the Department of Health in Queensland. She led the UN’s internal health care system through such crises as the Ebola outbreak in 2014, but the coronavirus pandemic required the UN’s biggest medical-emergency response yet when it hit New York City in March.

Independent Coverage the United Nations. A project of The New School’s Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, supported by the Carnegie Corporation.

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