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World Health Assembly elects Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as new WHO Director-General


Written on Friday, 26 May 2017 10:12

On Wednesday evening, the World Heart Federation was pleased to learn that Ethiopian Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General. Dr Tedros, as he is known, will be the first Director-General from the African region and the first to be elected following a transparent and competitive process. His term will last last five years, beginning on 01 July 2017.

Dr Tedros is a global health veteran, having served as Minister of Health of Ethiopia from 2005-2012, and then as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012-2016. The World Heart Federation has written Dr Tedros a letter of congratulations, in which we implore the incoming Director-General to prioritize CVD and NCDs on the global health agenda, and develop deeper partnerships with civil society organizations.

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