WHO elects Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as its new director general

May 2017

Source: Statnews

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo: Unicef

Ethiopia’s former health minister has been elected to serve as the next director-general of the World Health Organization — the first African picked to lead the global health agency.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 52, will succeed Dr. Margaret Chan on July 1.

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