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Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Becomes First African Head of WHO

Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the election to head WHO
Embattled candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former health minister and foreign minister of Ethiopia, won the election to head the World Health Organisation (WHO), the first African to do so, edging out a veteran insider from Britain.

BY LENA H. SUN | WASHINGTON POST

The governing body of the World Health Organization on Tuesday elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian  health minister, to head the global health agency responsible for marshaling the international response to infectious disease epidemics such as Ebola and Zika.

During the third and final round of balloting in Geneva, members of the World Health Assembly voted 133 to 50 to pick Tedros, as he is known, to be the next director-general, according to unofficial tallies. Continue reading Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Becomes First African Head of WHO