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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director General at World Health Organization.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017. He is the first WHO Director-General to have been elected from multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly, and is the first person from the WHO African Region to serve as WHO's chief technical and administrative officer. Immediately after taking office on 1 July 2017 Dr Tedros outlined five key priorities for the Organization: universal health coverage; health emergencies; women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health; health impacts of climate and environmental change; and a transformed WHO.

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See also: Institute World Health Organization (WHO) - Specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus News

99% of people in the world are breathing polluted air

Independent - 04-Apr-2022

WHO calls for the immediate transition from fossil fuel use to clean energy


WHO rewrites air quality guidelines, slashing safe limit for pollutants from fossil fuels by 50%

Guardian - 22-Sep-2021

A step towards breathing harmless air amidst rising evidence of deadly harm from air pollution


Fresh Ebola outbreak has potential to spread

CNN - 14-Aug-2018

New outbreak in an area of active conflict makes difficult to contain the infection