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Member states of the World Health Organization today, 24th of May, 2022, re-elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to a second five-year term as Director-General. Dr. Tedros was elected for the first time in 2017.

The election process began in April 2021, when Member States were invited to submit nominations for Director-General candidates. The deadline for submitting proposals was September 23, 2021.

Several Member States recommended Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as a candidate, and he was the only one proposed. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated for Director-General of WHO by the Executive Board during its 150th session in January 2022.

The 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva confirmed his re-election. He was the only one who applied.

The voting today was the culmination of an election process that began in April 2021, when Member States were invited to submit suggestions for Director-General candidates. Dr Tedros was nominated for a second term by the WHO Executive Board in January 2022.

The new term of Dr. Tedros begins on August 16, 2022. According to the rules and procedures of the World Health Assembly, a Director-General can be re-appointed only once.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Dr Tedros implemented a wide-ranging Transformation of the WHO during his first term, with the goal of boosting the Organization’s efficiency and driving impact at the nation level to promote healthier lifestyles, protect more people in emergencies, and expand equal access to health. He also oversaw WHO’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the health consequences of a number of other humanitarian disasters.

Dr Tedros served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016 and as Ethiopia’s Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012. Before being named WHO Director-General, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Health. He has also served on the boards of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, as well as the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Board and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.

Big Congratulations to him!

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