Dr Tedros secures WHO Director-General nomination

8 Jan 2017

H.E. Dr Tedros Adhanom, Ethiopia’s former Foreign and Health Minister, has secured his nomination for the post of Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

The WHO Executive Board selected by vote the following 3 candidates to be presented to World Health Assembly as nominees for the post:

  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ethiopia)
  • Dr David Nabarro (UK)
  • Dr Sania Nishtar (Pakistan)

Throughout his career, Dr. Tedros has worked to expand opportunity for people around the world. His vision statement for a healthier world can be found on his campaign website at www.drtedros.com

All Member States will choose among the 3 nominees by vote at the World Health Assembly in May 2017. The new Director-General will take office on 1 July 2017.

Source: WHO (WHO Executive Board announces the names of the 3 nominees for the post of WHO Director-General)

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