Opinion: The election that matters for the health of the world
Friday, January 27th, 2017

Opinion: The election that matters for the health of the world

Language: English

By Prashant Yadav, Akash Goel

The WHO’s Executive Board just announced the three finalists in the running for director-general: David Nabarro, Sania Nishtar and Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. While news about this critical upcoming election may be overshadowed by media coverage of executive actions and bombasting, it offers one of the greatest levers to impact the health of the world’s population and is as headline-deserving a topic as any.

In the current context of what the WHO needs the most, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, former health and foreign affairs minister of Ethiopia, is the most qualified for the role. Over the past 30 years, he has led health systems in his home country of Ethiopia and chaired the board of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, one of the largest coffers for global health financing.

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Breaking the WHO’s Glass Ceiling
Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Breaking the WHO’s Glass Ceiling

Language: English

This year, the World Health Organization will elect a new Director-General. Last September, WHO member states nominated six candidates for the position: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Flavia Bustreo, Philippe Douste-Blazy, David Nabarro, Sania Nishtar, and Miklós Szócska. On January 25, the WHO Executive Board will shortlist three candidates; and in May, the World Health Assembly will elect one of those candidates to succeed Margaret Chan.

All of the candidates have presented a vision for how they would lead the organization, and we personally know and admire several of them. But, ultimately, we believe that Ghebreyesus is the most qualified person for the job. Our endorsement is based on three considerations that are important in any hiring process, and especially for a position such as this: the candidate’s past achievements, leadership style, and the diversity that he or she brings to the table….

Peter A. Singer is Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada. Jill W. Sheffield is an independent consultant and longtime advocate for women’s health and rights.

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Race for the WHO Director-General: DRC supports Ethiopia’s bid
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Race for the WHO Director-General: DRC supports Ethiopia’s bid

Language: English

To have the support of all AU member countries, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus visited the DRC. It was in this context that he was received by the Minister of Public Health, Dr. Felix Kabange Numbi, to solicit the support of the DRC. The Congolese Minister of Public Health reassured him of the support of the DRC. “I am grateful to the Minister of Public Health who reassured me of the support of the DRC for my candidacy for the post of Director General of WHO. I thank the government for that support.” The Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs was also received by the Head of State for the same cause. (Original article in French.)

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WCC appreciates Ethiopia’s role in regional, global peace initiatives
Monday, October 31st, 2016

WCC appreciates Ethiopia’s role in regional, global peace initiatives

Language: English

“Moderator of WCC Central Committee, Dr. Agnes Abuom said Ethiopia has been playing significant role in regional and global stages to ensure peace and stability… Regarding the candidacy of Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom to the post of the Director General of the WHO, she confirmed that the World Council of Churches backs him.”

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Togo Reiterates Support of Dr. Tedros’ Candidacy
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Togo Reiterates Support of Dr. Tedros’ Candidacy

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The Togolese Head of State His Excellency Faure Gnassingbé completed on Wednesday a three-day visit to Ethiopia.

…Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn praised the efforts of the Togo for the organization of the Extraordinary Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union on maritime safety and security and development in Africa, scheduled for October 15, 2016 in Lomé and urged that all parties work for the adoption of the Lomé convention on the safety and maritime security. For his part, President Faure Gnassingbe Essozimna reiterated the support of his country to the candidacy of Dr. Tedros Adhanom approved by the African Union to the WHO Director General…

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Why Dr. Tedros Adhanom Of Ethiopia Should Lead The World Health Organization
Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Why Dr. Tedros Adhanom Of Ethiopia Should Lead The World Health Organization

Language: English

For the past three decades, Dr. Adhanom, led many institutions that have benefited from his wisdom, unique leadership and they each have shown a real, remarkable impact on the ground. As health minister, for instance, he was a celebrated advocate for accessible health care for all.

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3 Reasons Why Dr. Tedros Adhanom Should Be The Next WHO DG
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

3 Reasons Why Dr. Tedros Adhanom Should Be The Next WHO DG

Language: English

There are many other reasons to support the WHO candidate, Dr. Tedros Adhanom. For now, let’s just say, it’s about time WHO elects a Director-General who will mobilize and uplift women and girls, efficiently represent the global south and has the knowledge, merits and credibility. By: Hafsa O. Mohamed.

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Letter of Support: MEPI Council of PIs Endorses Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Letter of Support: MEPI Council of PIs Endorses Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG

Language: English

The Medical Education Partnership Initiative Council of Principal Investigators fully supports the candidacy for Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Africa’s Sole Candidate, for Director-General of the World Health Organization.

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Ethiopian Public Health Association Backs Dr. Tedros Election As WHO Chief
Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Ethiopian Public Health Association Backs Dr. Tedros Election As WHO Chief

Language: English

The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) has lauded Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s contribution for the development of public health worldwide. In a press release sent to The Ethiopian Herald Monday, Association President Fikreab Kebede said that Dr. Tedros has played significant role in the establishment of the African Federation of Public Health Association.

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Africa: Rwanda Endorses Ethiopian Minister for Top WHO Job
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Africa: Rwanda Endorses Ethiopian Minister for Top WHO Job

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Ethiopia’s Foreign affairs Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has received strong backing from African countries, including Rwanda, to head the WHO.

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Letter of Support: COSECA
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Letter of Support: COSECA

Language: English

Dr. Tedros’ candidacy for the Director-General of the WHO was endorsed by the College of Surgeons of East, Central and Southern Africa (COSECA).

 

 

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Letter of Support: EADG
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Letter of Support: EADG

Language: English

The Ethio-American Doctors Group supports the candidacy of Dr. Tedros to become the next Director-General of the WHO.

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Letter of Support: ASFBT
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Letter of Support: ASFBT

Language: English

The African Society for Blood Transfusion has endorsed Dr. Tedros in his candidacy to become the next Director-General of the WHO.

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Letter of Support: ESOG
Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Letter of Support: ESOG

Language: English

Dr. Tedros has been endorsed by the Ethiopian Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to become the next Director-General of the WHO.

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Letter of Support: EMA
Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Letter of Support: EMA

Language: English

The Ethiopian Medical Association has officially endorsed Dr. Tedros in his candidacy to become the next Director-General of the WHO.

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Time has come for Africa to lead WHO
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Time has come for Africa to lead WHO

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Africa: Algeria Supports Africa’s Candidate for WHO Director-General Position
Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Africa: Algeria Supports Africa’s Candidate for WHO Director-General Position

Language: English

Algeria supports Africa’s candidate for the position of director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), said Tuesday in Geneva, Switzerland, Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf.

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Prez commends Ethiopia’s rapid transformation of capital
Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Prez commends Ethiopia’s rapid transformation of capital

Source: Graphic Online

Language: English

President Mahama pledged Ghana’s support for Ethiopia’s candidate for the post of Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom, and called on the other African countries to rally behind the candidate, who is the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, as agreed at the last AU summit in January this year.

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Ethiopian Foreign Minister is a strong candidate for the post of Director-General of WHO – Ambassadors
Friday, April 1st, 2016

Ethiopian Foreign Minister is a strong candidate for the post of Director-General of WHO – Ambassadors

Language: English

Ambassadors from Asian and Oceania countries have expressed their confidence that Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom is a strong candidate for the post of Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Le Sénégal soutient l’Ethiopie
Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Le Sénégal soutient l’Ethiopie

Language: French

Mankeur Ndiaye also announced that his country supports the candidacy of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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