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Global Health NOW Features First 2 Installments Of 4-Part Interview With WHO DG Candidate Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Global Health NOW: Fresh Perspective: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
“Having served as Ethiopia’s minister of health and its minister of foreign affairs, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus brings unique qualifications to the race to be the next director general of WHO. … In this four-part Q&A with GHN, Tedros discusses his background, the greatest global health threats, the changes that he will bring to WHO, the idea that the next DG should be from a low- or middle-income country, as well as his country’s record on human rights. For the first installment, Tedros makes his case for being DG and explains how he would improve the WHO…” (Simpson, 5/9).

Global Health NOW: Experience Over Geography: DG Candidate Tedros Adhanom’s Q&A, Part II
“There’s never been a WHO director general from Africa. Some have argued it is time for an African to lead the organization. Though an obvious beneficiary of this line of thought, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says he should be elected because of his skills and his record as a former minister of health and minister of foreign affairs of Ethiopia; chair of the Global Fund [Board]; and leadership of other organizations. … In this second part of GHN’s Q&A, Tedros also responds to criticism of the Ethiopian government’s record on human rights and shares his thoughts on lessons learned from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak…” (Simpson, 5/9).


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