Throughout his career, Dr. Tedros has worked to expand opportunity for people around the world.

A visionary leader, he guided Ethiopia and numerous global health organizations to achieve game-changing results and increase their impact. An experienced reformer, he transformed Ethiopia’s health system to expand quality care and access to tens of millions of Ethiopians, and helped key global actors like The Global Fund and the Roll Back Malaria Partnership operate with greater efficiency and effectiveness. And, a skilled diplomat, his collaborative, context-specific, and solutions-oriented approach to global health and international relations is respected worldwide.

Our world has changed. Today, we face unprecedented health threats – from pandemics, to antibiotic-resistant infections, to climate change.  We need a strong and effective World Health Organization to meet these challenges. 

World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General

On 23 May 2017, Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the next Director-General of WHO. He will begin . As Director-General Elect, Dr. Tedros’ vision, collaborative approach and proven effectiveness will help WHO better protect the health of all people. He will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017.

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