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Before the new Director-General begins to face WHO & its dilemmas, Thursday was a night out in an exclusively Tigrean celebration

26 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)


In an article giving a good sense of what to expect in the World Health Organization (WHO) in the coming months and years and, following the election of Dr. Tedros Adhanom as Director-General, author Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) on May 25, 2017 wrote:

“For the first time in its seventy-year history, the World Health Organization (WHO) will, effective July 1, be led by a nonphysician, an African, and a person from the global South. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia campaigned in an unprecedented election that gave 186 nations equal voice and saw three globetrotting candidates plead their cases.”
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