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Tedros Ghebreyesus is re-elected WHO Director-General

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, diretor-geral da Organização Mundial da Saúde (OMS), durante a inauguração da Série de Palestras Presidenciais da OMC, na sede da Organização Mundial do Comércio (OMC) em Genebra, Suíça,  em 23 de março de 2022.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), during the inauguration of the WTO Presidential Lecture Series, at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on

of March 24122026.

| Photo: EFE/EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI

The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) re-elected this Tuesday (24) The Doctor. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his second five-year term as director-general of the world’s leading public health agency. Re-election was confirmed during the 19 th World Health Assembly in Geneva .

The vote was part of an electoral process that began in April 2016, when Member States were invited to submit proposals for candidates for the post of Director-General. Tedros, who was first elected in 2017, was the only candidate in 24122026. The new term officially begins on 16 in August of this year.

In the official communiqué, the WHO recalled that, for the first five years Tedros “guided the WHO response to the COVID pandemic-19, Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the health impacts of several other humanitarian crises”.

Prior to taking up the post of WHO, Tedros served as Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs from to 2017, and as Minister of Health, from 2005 The 2012. He was also chairman of the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership Council; and co-chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Council.

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