OMS – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus rassure les Pays Francophones
Unofficial Translation from French:
The candidate of the African Union for the post of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ethiopian Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus continues his race more beautiful, leading the peleton. Having arrived first in the pre-selection process, which reduced the candidates from six to three for the final ballot of May 2017 following the Executive Council meeting of January 25, 2017, the Ethiopian states that he is the candidate of all Africa, beyond the linguistic areas of the continent.
Officially submitted by the Government of Ethiopia, its candidacy was validated by the African Union (AU) at the January 2016 Summit of Heads of State and Government in Addis Ababa. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, then President of the AU Commission, officially launched the African candidature on 24 May 2016 in Geneva on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly in the presence of a number of senior African officials.
A Health Care Professional At age 52, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is currently Special Advisor to the Ethiopian Prime Minister after being successively Minister of Health and Foreign Affairs of his country. He holds a PhD in Community Health and a Master’s Degree in Immunology from Infectious Diseases. He is also a prolific author, internationally recognized for his pertinent contributions on major public health issues. Internationally, the candidate of Africa has proved his worth by occupying several prestigious positions where many have noted his determination and pragmatism in the fight against the major public health challenges facing many states, Africa, South East Asia and Latin America.
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