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A conversation with Laurie Garrett about the road ahead for the WHO - Humanosphere

The 70th World Health Assembly in Geneva just elected a new director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday. But underfunded and over strapped, what does the road ahead look like for the WHO? Laurie Garrett. To answer that ...and more »

WHO's Identity Crisis - New York Times

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization, under more democratic rules than in the past, elected its first African director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Dr. Tedros, who goes by his first name, is a malaria expert who built his reputation by ...and more »

A Change of Guard at the WHO - Council on Foreign Relations

GENEVA—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 ...and more »

Ethiopia's Tedros Faces Challenges as New WHO Chief - Voice of America

African delegates celebrated with ululations and high-fives when Ethiopia's Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected director-general of the World Health Organization earlier this week in Geneva. Now, Tedros faces a slew of challenges as he takes the ...and more »

World Health Organization gets its first African director-general, Tedros of Ethiopia -

Who:​ Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 52. New role: Effective July 1, Tedros will become the first African director-general of the World Health Organization after being elected to the position at the 70th World Health Assembly on May 23. He succeeds Dr.and more »

Opinion: How new Director-General Tedros must modernize WHO's engagement with the world - Devex

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, new director-general of the World Health Organization. Photo by: Russel Watkins / DfID. When Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus takes over as the new director-general of the World Health Organization on July 1, he will ...and more »

[Photos] Ethiopia's Tedros returns home after historic WHO DG polls - africanews

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the new head of the United Nation's leading health outfit, the World Health Organization (WHO), returned home after making his nation and the continent proud earlier this week. AdChoices. ADVERTISING.and more »

Ethiopia: The paradox of TPLF's success and survival -

By Teshome M. Borago. As the latest development with WHO's appointment of Tedros Adhanom shows, the TPLF continues to benefit from the achievements of our ancestors. The fact is, if the TPLF was not able to mobilize and secure the support of all ...and more »

WHO's new boss is just the right medicine - Mail & Guardian

The battle to get there was bruising but the end result was decisive: with 133 votes, compared with just 50 for his nearest challenger, Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected this week as director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO).and more »

Tedros Adhanom Receives Warm Welcome Back Home - Ezega

May 29, 2017 - The Director General-elect of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom, received a warm welcome at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Among those who received him include Hirut Zemene, Foreign Affairs State Minister, ...and more »