Africa Backs 'Highly Qualified' Ethiopian To Lead WHO
With the African Union chairperson and Algerian Health Minister by his side at a Geneva press conference, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus formally launched his campaign to head the World Health Organization, using the hashtag #VoteforTedros. He has the formal endorsement of the African Union summit, which should guarantee 54 votes when the 194-member nations make the choice in May 2017. But campaigning is intensifying and efforts are reportedly underway to peruade some countries on the continent to back one of the other leading contenders, Philippe Douste-Blazy of France and Sania Nishtar of Pakistan.
Ethiopian Herald, 27 July 2016
The Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) has lauded Dr. Tedros Adhanom's contribution for the development of public health worldwide. Read more »
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia's foreign minister, launched his candidacy to head the World Health Organization (WHO) at a press conference in Geneva.
New Times, 8 June 2016
Ethiopia's Foreign affairs Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has received strong backing from African countries including Rwanda, to head the World Health Organization. Read more »
allAfrica, 24 May 2016
On this sunny Tuesday in the city that hosts the highest number of international organizations in the world, Africa took center stage presenting a united front in support of the… Read more »
VOA, 24 May 2016
Ethiopia’s foreign minister and previous health minister, Tedros Adhanom, has thrown his hat into the ring as Africa’s first and only candidate for the post of… Read more »
Algerie Presse Service, 24 May 2016
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… Read more »
Addis Fortune, 1 February 2016
The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) has, except for one vote from the Senegalese representation, endorsed the bid of Tedros Adhanom's (PhD) to replace Margaret Chan as… Read more »