Dr Tedros to be WHO’s next Director-General

Dr Tedros to be WHO's next Director-General
Dr Tedros will be the first African Director-General to lead the World Health Organization (WHO).

23 May 2017 | GENEVA – Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017.

Dr Tedros will be the first African Director-General to lead the World Health Organization (WHO).

Dr Tedros led all three rounds of voting and won 133 votes in the third round to Nabarro’s 50. There were two abstentions.

Ethiopian delegates could be seen hugging and high-fiving each other after their countryman made it to the second round, which Tedros went on to win.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007.

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  1. congratulation ! we are so happy the black people of Africa leading world health organization this the first time so it shows that Africa is in a good academical street i say again CONGRATULATION !!!!!!! to all African My God bless you !

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