HSG is pleased to announce the names of 25 candidates who are standing for 2018 Board elections. Nominated individuals represent all WHO regions except EMRO. Between June 15th and July 1st, candidates will be campaigning and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the candidates CVs and their statements why they are standing for the Board. You can follow this information on the Board Election Candidates page.
Voting will open to HSG members on July 1st. If you would like to be able to vote in this election, you must become an HSG member, if you are not already.
Please note that voting for a preferred Board candidate entails a three-step process.
- When you log on to the voting website, step one is to vote for candidates standing for the Global seat. All HSG members in a good standing (i.e. who have paid their membership dues) will be invited to cast their vote and each member will be allowed to choose four preferred candidates on the list;
- On the next page, voting members will be requested to identify her/himself with one of the WHO region and
- Based on the region selection, they will be directed to the list of candidates standing for the Voter’s region. Regional candidates will be elected only by those belonging to this region, and members will only be allowed to cast one vote for a regional candidate. Please Note: for the 2018 Board election there are only three regional seats for election, which includes (i) European Seat; (ii) South-East Asia Seat and (iii) Western Pacific Seat. HSG members that do not live or work in these regions will finish voting after completing the second step.
Finally, in addition to electing seven new board members, when voting, HSG members will also be asked to approve non-material amendments to the HSG Bylaw. Namely, in Article 2 of the current Bylaw we have a very specific address for the organization in Switzerland: “The registered office of the Society shall be at c/o Swissbenefits AG, Seftigenstrasse 310, 3084 Wabern.” To allow more flexibility if we decide to move our office, we would like to make the Article less restrictive by replacing the quoted text with the following: “The registered office of the Society shall be in Bern, Switzerland”.
Good luck to all of the candidates and they count on your vote and peer support in this election.