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

WHO/L. Cipriani

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is elected as new WHO Director-General.

On 23 May 2017, the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017.

He will succeed Dr Margaret Chan, who has been WHO’s Director-General since 1 January 2007.