Ethiopia FM Tedros Adhanom among six running to be next WHO leader

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edros Adhanom, Ethiopia’s minister of foreign affairs and former minister of health, is seen at a news conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 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 director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Six international health experts, including four from Europe, are to compete to become the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) after its current leader Margaret Chan ends her tenure next June.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia is the only candidate from Africa in line to become the next Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). Among the six candidates running for the post, four are from Europe and one is from Pakistan.

The WHO, which was established as a United Nations specialized agency nearly 70 years ago, has never had a director-general from Africa. Tedros hopes to break that mold and promises to wage a vigorous campaign to achieve that goal.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom has been serving as the Minster of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia since 2012 and previously he served as Ministry of Health of Ethiopia from 2005-2012. He joined the Ministry of Health in 1986, after graduating from Asmara University, then part of Ethiopia. According to his biography, he is an internationally recognized malaria researcher. As Minister of Health, Dr. Tedros received praise for a number of innovative and system-wide health reforms that substantially improved access to health services and key outcomes. Among them were hiring and training roughly 40,000 female health extension workers, cutting infant mortality from 123 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2006 to 88 in 2011, and increasing the hiring of health cadres including medical doctors and midwives.

Below is the full candidates list

  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Ethiopia
  • Dr Flavia Bustreo Italy
  • Professor Philippe Douste-Blazy France
  • Dr David Nabarro, United Kingdom
  • Dr Sania Nishtar, Pakistan
  • Dr Miklós Szócska, Hungary

7 COMMENTS

  1. These Getata Tgres are either clueless or just pure creatures born and raised by satan himself.
    Yesterday , they were TPLF residing in Sudan ‘ fighting’ for Tgrai. Then George H. Bush , a clueless white person who did not care for the black race authorized Herman Cohen and the now departed Paul Henze is now in hell drive the lowly Tgres to Addis Abeba. In doing so against the advice of the WHO not to settle a vast number of HIV infected Tgtes in Ethiopia.
    Now another Tgre who Ethiopians do not want in their neighborhood , wants to be the head of WHO?

  2. Makes you wonder who is behind this kind of conspiracy and fraud to put this fascist woyane thug in this position. Adhanom is part of a corrupt, ethno-fascist , murderous junta that is not fit for anything, let alone be at the helm of world health organisation
    Mere association with such a group would disqualify this woyane thug from the contest. just the mention of his name would be an offence .. he would not be fit to be a janitor!. He must be locked up in prison for crime against humanity and face judgement in the ICJ.

    Adhanom, who is soaked in the blood of innocent Ethiopians cannot be expected to be a caring person for the health of the world. it is a complete joke and a fraud of immense proportions.

  3. These Getata Tgres are either clueless or just pure creatures born and raised by satan himself.
    Yesterday , they were TPLF residing in Sudan ‘ fighting’ for Tgrai. Then George H. Bush , a clueless white person who did not care for the black race authorized Herman Cohen and the now departed Paul Henze is now in hell drive the lowly Tgres to Addis Abeba. In doing so against the advice of the WHO not to settle a vast number of HIV infected Tgtes in Ethiopia.
    Now another Tgre who Ethiopians do not want in their neighborhood , wants to be the head of WHO?

  4. Looking at his resume that shows his accomplishment in the implementations of health care services in that country, I think he has and should have a good shot at the position. What he ends up in the dog house with me is his negligence toward having very poor family planning at his own house. In the country where a desperate and urgent stemming of this ridiculous population explosion is needed he has sat a very bad example by having 5 children. The land beneath his feet that can sustain life is shrinking and being over populated and he seems to be totally oblivious about that? He set a very bad example. That country is at the mercy of rainfall and there is no such weather phenomenon as the jet stream. By hook or crook the current out of control population explosion must be brought to a screeching halt. The Awash, Nile, Shabale and other major rivers are not getting wider but rather narrower every decade. Five children as a doctor and healthcare official? Come on man!!! Now, some of you folks may try to use snippets from the holy scriptures of both religions as an excuse to rear as many children as you want. You are dead wrong about that. Our Creator has provided us with the brain to think it through before we do things. He commanded us to roam the entire world and populate it but not over crowd it. Don’t even think about quoting this and that from the two holy books. Just don’t because you will lose the argument. For that reason I am going to fail him. I don’t care if he is the supporter of the current regime. Konrad Adenauer worked with the Nazis until the middle of the 1930’s. So I do not fail him just for being a supporter or a member of a ruling party because in my book that is his inalienable and The Almighty bestowed rights of the individual.

  5. Lol! Hard to believe! With the unprecedented lootings, land giving and selling, living Ethiopia landlocked, with horrific! bone shattering atrocities this man has been involved with in Ethiopia…
    Itta Aba Farda blames him only for having five kids!!!! Sir, you have lost your marbles!!!!! Unbelievable!!!! May you be haunted by the souls of millions of innocent Ethiopian victims that have been tortured, gunned down, beaten and burned to deaths — no doubt that this member of TPLF mafia, Tedros Adhanom is involved with their deaths!!!

  6. He is from evil, inhuman and stupid peoples, Tigrai. The worest people ever seen. Be careful UN he will eats you as his ethincs,Tigre, eats Ethiopian people and resourses. Good for nothing. But I wonder if he will not elected because our world wants not good, humble and dedicated personalities rather she likes lier, killer, corrupted, narrow mind, divisive, looter and genocidal like Tedros Adhanom. We are expecting him at The Hague. Unfortunately we are observing the dramma of his candidacy for WHO chief as if his hands are free from blood of innocent Amhara and Oromo. Good luck!

  7. he is alshebab adviser he hates amhara oromo people he hates himself he divorced twice he secretly commited genocide he is thief stole millions of dollars as well he is heavy drinker

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