Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ge'ez: ቴዎድሮስ አድሓኖም ገብረኢየሱስ; born March 3, 1965) is an Ethiopian politician, academic, and public-health authority who has been Director-General of the World Health Organization since 2017. He served in the Government of Ethiopia as Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016. Tedros was elected as Director-General of the World Health Organization by the World Health Assembly on 23 May 2017. He took office for a five-year term on 1 July 2017.

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  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ge'ez: ቴዎድሮስ አድሓኖም ገብረኢየሱስ; born March 3, 1965) is an Ethiopian politician, academic, and public-health authority who has been Director-General of the World Health Organization since 2017. He served in the Government of Ethiopia as Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016. Tedros joined the Ministry of Health in 1986, after graduating from the University of Asmara. An internationally recognized malaria researcher, as Minister of Health, Tedros received praise for a number of innovative and system-wide health reforms that substantially improved access to health services and key outcomes. Amongst them were hiring and training roughly 40,000 female health extension workers, cutting infant mortality from 123 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2006 to 88 in 2011, and increasing the hiring of health cadres including medical doctors and midwives. In July 2009, he was elected Board Chair of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a two-year term. Tedros was elected as Director-General of the World Health Organization by the World Health Assembly on 23 May 2017. He took office for a five-year term on 1 July 2017. (en)
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  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ge'ez: ቴዎድሮስ አድሓኖም ገብረኢየሱስ; born March 3, 1965) is an Ethiopian politician, academic, and public-health authority who has been Director-General of the World Health Organization since 2017. He served in the Government of Ethiopia as Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016. Tedros was elected as Director-General of the World Health Organization by the World Health Assembly on 23 May 2017. He took office for a five-year term on 1 July 2017. (en)
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