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Calling Out the Haters: Africa thought again and chose Dr. Tedros

By the Strathink Editorial Team Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) made history. For the first time, an African was elected to lead the U.N.’s premier global health institution. This was also the first time member countries elected the person to lead. One of Africa’s own—Dr. Tedros Adhanom—is set to lead a critically important […]

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Ethiopian wins race to be next leader of UN health agency

 From ABC News By JAMEY KEATEN AND MARIA CHENG, ASSOCIATED PRESS GENEVA — May 23, 2017 The Associated PressDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, from Ethiopia, candidate to the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), leaves after delivering a 15-minute speech during the 70th World Health Assembly at the European headquarters of the […]

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Ethiopia’s Progressive Example Shows the Way to a New Era in World Health

By Ariel Pablos-Méndez, MD, MPH (Ariel Pablos-Méndez was the Assistant Administrator for Global Health at USAID from 2011–2016.) Historians will view the past 25 years as a truly golden era in global health. New resources and political leadership have led to unprecedented progress that has improved the health of billions of people worldwide. Sustained campaigns […]

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Let’s Call the Attack on Dr. Tedros by Its Proper Name: Colonialism

The transparency of recent accusations against Dr. Tedros Adhanom, one of two leading candidates for the position of Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is all too clear. It reflects the desperation of those who seek to undermine the candidacy of Dr. Tedros. Why? There are two likely suspects—those who are mired in […]

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WHO D-G Election: How Ethiopian Tedros’s Track Records Makes Him Best Man For The Job

May 6, 2017 This May, at the 70th World Health Assembly, the new Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be elected by Health Ministers of Member States. The race for the plum job couldn’t come at a more crucial time for the WHO, considering its failures during the Ebola epidemic, which hit several […]

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Peace, Prosperity and Global Health Security

From the Huffington Post By Dr. Tedros Adhanom Today and tomorrow, the African Union and my country of Ethiopia are proudly hosting the first Core Group Meeting of the Munich Security Conference held on the African continent. Senior leaders from Africa, Europe and the U.S. have gathered in Addis Ababa to exchange ideas on how […]

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The WHO failed on Ebola. With a future pandemic inevitable it needs reform

From The Guardian Andrew Mitchell The World Health Organization will soon have a new head. Ethiopia’s former health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the outstanding candidate World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva. Health ministers from around the world will vote for a new head of the organisation. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty  Thursday 27 April 2017 […]

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG: The Right Person at the Right Time

Next month the World Health Organization (WHO) will choose its new Director General. WHO, formed in 1948 with the portfolio of international health, is having its member nations vote for the new head for the first time in its history. This is a milestone for the organization as it tries to create an identity in […]

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An African leader for global health?

Africa-Middle East.com   By Sheldon Mayer The African Union supports Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to become the first head of the World Health Organization from the continent. With Africa bearing much of the brunt of disease globally, who better to lead the United Nation’s World Health Organization than an expert from the continent? That is […]

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Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister Formally Announces his Candidacy for WHO Director-General

Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Former Minister of Health to focus on achieving universal health coverage, strengthening emergency preparedness and response, emphasizing policies for women and girls, and forging strong partnerships. GENEVA, Switzerland (24 May 2016)—Today Dr. Tedros Adhanom (Dr. Tedros), Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Minister of Health, formally announced his […]

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