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WHO elections

WHO’s Identity Crisis

Given that President Trump is proposing funding caps on a whole host of UN agencies, the recent travel expenses at WHO report could not have come at a worse time for the agency, which is facing a severe funding shortfall. Dr Tedros will need to move swiftly to bring transparency and accountability to the WHO to demonstrate that every dollar is well spent. The world desperately needs a fully functioning WHO and must hope that in Dr Tedros the organization has found the leadership it needs to overcome its current woes

May 29, 2017
New York Times

Tedros Adhanom Receives Warm Welcome Back Home

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, according to FBC. Ambassadors and delegates from Ethiopian public diplomacy team, including Minister of Health, Prof. Yifru Berhan, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam joined the welcoming ceremony

May 29, 2017
Ezega.com, Walta Info.com

World Health Assembly Elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as New WHO Director

The newly elected head of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO),Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, outlined his priorities for journalists at the agency’s headquarters today in Geneva, where he stressed the need for Member States to provide healthcare for all and to implement global health regulations.

May 29, 2017
Normangee Star

The top job, a tough job

“All roads leads to universal coverage. This will be my central priority” newly elected WHO director general, Tedros Adhanom told World Health Assembly members. He also promised to respond to future global emergencies “rapidly and effectively”

May 28, 2017
Hindu

How did Tedros win at WHO but Amina lose at the AU?

The Star Kenya looks at the campaigns of Tedros Adhanom and Amina Mohamed to secure the top job at WHO and the African Union Commission. One successful (Tedros) and one not (Amina): it seeks the answer as to what Tedros did right (hiring a professional lobbying firm) and what Amina failed to do

May 27, 2017
Star Kenya

WHO wants to tap Malaysia’s medical expertise, says Health D-G

The Malaysian health director Dr Abdullah said on his Facebook page that newly elected WHO director general Tedros Adhanom was particularly fascinated with the progress of Malaysia’s work on Hepatitis C curative treatment in collaboration with Drug for Neglected Diseases initiatives. He said WHO is looking into harnessing out expertise on this unique model of the research ecosystem in Malaysia to bring down the cost of medicine

May 27, 2017
Star Malaysia

The WHO has a new chief. Will India now find its voice at the global health organisation?

Tedros’ election is both an opportunity and a challenge for India. India is in the position of being able to offer pivotal leadership for the Global South, promoting its interests; access to medicines by addressing trade and intellectual property barriers, pressing for technology transfer and capacity building and measures that curb the interest of multinational corporations from the North in industries related to medicines, food and beverages, alcohol and tobacco

May 26, 2017
Scroll India

Ethiopia's Tedros Faces Challenges as New WHO Chief

Tedros wants to broaden the WHO’s funding strategy and raise money not only for the agency but for organizations that share common goals, including the Global Fund, the World Bank, GAVI and the Vaccine Alliance. It quotes Tedros from an opinion piece he wrote for The BMJ Journal in which he argued “WHO needs to move away from vertical funding to basket funds that can be used for broad health priorities determined by its member states

May 26, 2017
Voice of America

New WHO chief faces tough challenges

The FT says one of the new WHO DG’s biggest challenges will be to boost the reputation of the WHO as a respected norm-setting agency and coordinator of pandemic responses. Tedros Adhanom also needs to explain how he intends to honour his campaign pledge on universal health coverage. Its vagueness and the need for individual countries to take the lead raise questions over the precise role of the WHO

May 26, 2017
Financial Times

WHO's newly elected chief reaffirms one-China principle

Tedros Adhanom told Xinhua that he would abide by the One-China Principle as enshrined in the related UN General Assembly resolution and the World Health Assembly resolution when handling issues in the WHO which are related to China’s Taiwan

May 26, 2017
xinhuanet

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

Devex addresses some of the issues confronting Tedros Adhanom in its follow up to the elections. It points to donors paying their assessed contributions which requires reform. Philanthropic initiatives are important partners in developing solutions to global health challenges and WHO needs to recognise them as such and bring them into the WHO fold. It needs more proactive, coordinated and transparent communication about its work and its achievements which will raise funding and bolster support for WHO’s actions

May 26, 2017
Devex

Stakes And Opportunities High For New Head Of World Health Organization

Executive Director of Malaria No More UK, James Whiting, calls on Tedros Adhanom to “seize the once in a lifetime opportunity to end malaria within a generation.” He says that there is a malaria game plan to build on the gains made and to stop malaria regaining ground; now WHO needs to lead the drive to finish off malaria for

May 25, 2017
Huffington Post

WHO’s new African leader could be shot in the arm for poorer countries

David Sanders, Emeritus Professor, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, explains to The Conversation Africa some of the challenges the new director general of the World Health Organization faces. He mentions the U.S.$456m deficit so cuts to major programmes are likely, as are retrenchments. This also raises the question of large-scale donor fund influence. It also brings up funding on programmes such as that for NCDs and the influence of large food companies and WHO’s apparent opposition to getting food regulations in place to arrest the consumption of unhealthy food

May 25, 2017
Star Kenya, Enca

WHO DG: New head ‘Dr Tedros’ has his work cut out for him

The job ahead of Tedros Adhanom is so broad that one step needs to be simply prioritising what the WHO should be doing and what it should not be doing. It needs to clarify this and then explain how it will support other actors – state, intergovernmental, non-governmental and foundations – who are already engaged in tackling these issues. He needs to restore the reputation of the organization after its fumbling of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa and to win the funding the organization needs

May 25, 2017
Daily Maverick

New WHO head seeks U.S. bipartisan support for global health

The new head of the World Health Organization voiced his hope that bipartisan support would prevail in the US Congress to fund global health initiatives, despite deep budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration. Tedros Adhanom also said the UN agency would be seeking new donors. He also said donors should not suddenly pull out of existing programmes and that there should be a gradual exit strategy to avoid shocks

May 24, 2017
Trust.org

As Ethiopian Seeks to Head WHO, Outbreak at Home Raises Questions

The Malaysia Sun reviewed the controversy surrounding Lawrence Gostin’s allegations against WHO director-general candidate, Tedros Adhanom. In a New York Times article he alleged Tedros had been less than forthcoming in acknowledging outbreaks of cholera in Ethiopia, during his time as health minister, preferring to call it Acute Watery Diarrhoea. The paper lists the subsequent defence of Tedros by Tom Frieden, former CDC director, who argued the terminology was not irresponsible but rather a necessary compromise

May 23, 2017
Malaysia Sun

Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

The former Ethiopian health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round of elections to become director general of WHO, and then he also won a decisive second round election, beating David Nabarro to the job. The role has never been earned through a competitive vote before and health officials from all over the world met in Geneva at the World Health Assembly and voted behind closed doors

May 23, 2017
Reuters

WHO elects first ever African director-general after tense vote

The World Health Organization elected its first ever director-general from Africa, after Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was chosen yesterday. He beat Dr David Nabarro after three tense rounds of voting with Dr Sania Nishtar in third place

May 23, 2017
The Guardian

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom will be the first African to head up the UN agency after he won the most votes from the 186 member states and he replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10 year post at the end of June. Dr Tedros promised to respond to future emergencies rapidly and effectively, and to stand up for the rights of the poor

May 23, 2017
BBC

Former Ethiopian health minister becomes first African head of the World Health Organization

The former Ethiopian health minister has become the first African head of the World Health Organization. In a secret ballot, the World Health Assembly elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be the agency’s new director general. Many felt it was Africa’s turn to lead the agency and the African Union strongly supported the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom throughout

May 23, 2017
Guardian Nigeria

World Health Organization Elects a New Director General from Ethiopia

Tedros will be taking over the position of director general of the World Health Organization from Dr Margaret Chan, who has led the agency since 2006. He will serve a five year term in the new position which will begin July 1st. He will become the first health official from Africa to serve as director general

May 23, 2017
Time

WHO Elects Ethiopia’s Tedros as First Director General From Africa

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia was elected to lead the World Health Organization on Tuesday, the first ever African to head the agency. Dr Tedros beat Dr David Nabarro after three rounds of voting, Dr Sania Nishtar finished in third place in the first round and she was eliminated after receiving 38 votes. Dr Tedros Adhanom replaces Dr Margaret Chan who has led the agency for 10 years and takes up his post on July 1st

May 23, 2017
New York Times

Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as the next director general of the World Health Organization on Tuesday, becoming the first non-medical doctor and the first African tapped to lead the influential agency which sets health priorities worldwide. Tedros will become the eight director general of the UN agency founded in 1948 and the first elected in a competitive race before the full assembly

May 23, 2017
San Francisco Chronicle

Vote for WHO top job takes place after weeks of mud-slinging

The Guardian comments that the campaign to become the next director general of the World Health Organization was marred by spin, but, it has now come to an end in Geneva, where representatives from 194 countries met to elect a new director general of the World Health Organization. The writer explores the extent of the disagreement between the Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus campaign and that of his vanquished rival David Nabarro

May 23, 2017
The Guardian

NoTedros4WHO Demonstration in front of UN Office in Geneva , Switzerland

Protest groups gathered in advance of the election of a new Director General for the World Health Organization on Tuesday. The NoTedros4WHO supporters vociferously expressed their opposition to the candidacy of former Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom

May 22, 2017
Mereja TV

Behind closed doors, WHO prepares to elect its next leader

STAT looked at the forthcoming director general of WHO elections and commented ‘Tuesday is going to be a long day.’ This is because few countries, if any, have tipped their hands about how they are casting their votes. It reviewed the allegations against Tedros Adhanom in the recent New York Times article and Dr Tom Frieden’s intervention to suggest the claims were not as strong as many had initially believed

May 22, 2017
STAT News

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom: 10 top facts about Africa's WHO candidate

Africa News takes an in-depth look at the candidacy of former Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Tedros Adhanom, who is running to become the next director general of the World Health Organization

May 22, 2017
Africa News

Ethiopia: Dr. Tedros - the Right Candidate for WHO

All Africa runs an article from the Ethiopian Herald which strongly supports Dr Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy to become director general of the World Health Organization

May 22, 2017
allafrica.com

Top Ten Reasons Why Tedros Adhanom is TOTALLY Unfit to Head the WHO?

One of Tedros Adhanom’s Ethiopian opponents writes a critique of Tedros and his candidacy to become the next director general of the World Health

May 22, 2017
Ethio Explorer

Ethiopia's Tedros gets Dangote, AU chief's final backing for WHO DG post

The chair of the African Union has issued a rallying push in favour of Ethiopia’s former health and foreign affairs chief to become director-general of the World Health Organization. In a tweet, AUC chair, Moussa Faki Mahamat, alluded to the strength of Africa when it is united with one voice. Preceding the AU chief was Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, who also took to Twitter to endorse Dr Tedros

May 22, 2017
Africa News

Anti-Dr. Tedros protesters in Geneva clash each other over Teddy Afro’s new Song

An Ethiopian press viewpoint criticizing the anti-Dr Tedros demo outside the World Health Assembly in Geneva

May 22, 2017
Awramba Times

The challenge that awaits a new leader of the WHO

The Financial Times hails the forthcoming selection of a new leader for the World Health Organization. It goes on to stress that he or she needs to reform the WHO’s sclerotic bureaucracy, focus its work on priorities and stand up to national governments and industry lobbies if the agency’s role is to remain relevant. It says national governments need to be pushed into disclosing infections that pose a global threat. WHO needs to pare back its priorities and focus more on prevention in combatting non-communicable diseases. This may mean tackling the food and pharmaceutical industries, as it did with tobacco

May 21, 2017
Financial Times

Wanted: Top doctor to care for 7 billion people

The BBC reviews the forthcoming election for director general of the World Health Organization. It looks at the three remaining candidates and their track records and discusses the history of WHO and its achievements. It also puts into perspective some of the challenges a new leader will have to address on taking office

May 21, 2017
BBC

Ethiopia’s Cholera-Denying Candidate to Lead the World's Top Health Body is Taking a Battering...

Thousands of tweets, several open letters and a relentless online campaign have dogged Ethiopia’s candidate for the World Health Organization director-general position, Tedros Adhanom, as member states prepare to vote on May 23rd. The article refers to allegations that Adhanom covered up a cholera outbreak during his tenure as Ethiopia’s health minister. It also mentioned that ‘he did not like mentioning a certain disease’ and a letter in the Lancet alleged Adhanom’s indifference towards huge tobacco industry deals struck by the Ethiopian government with both Japanese and British tobacco companies

May 21, 2017
Global Voices

Physician’s letter in Lancet casts new shadow on Tedros WHO bid

The physician who leads the Africa Tobacco-Free Initiative published an open letter in The Lancet speaking out against the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom to become director general of the World Health Organization. He raised questions about the Ethiopian government’s deal-making role in a tobacco industry at odds with global health goals. Ashall references Ethiopia’s sale of shares in its National Tobacco Enterprise in 2016, a U.S.$510m deal overseen by two Ethiopian ministers and celebrated as an inroad into the Ethiopian market by Japan Tobacco International. This deal falls foul of the WHO Framework on Tobacco Control, and ‘as a former health minister aiming to become DG of WHO Tedros should have spoken out publicly against this tobacco deal,’ Ashall said

May 20, 2017
Africa Times

The Ethiopian who aims to lead WHO: Support and criticisms trail

The Slovak and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States are said to be backing the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom to become the next director general of the World Health Organization. But at the same time. Tedros’ campaign is dogged by controversy. Africa News cites allegations made by Larry Gostin about Tedros covering up cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia during his time as health minister

May 20, 2017
Africa News

This World Health Organization Leadership Election Is Crucial, And It’s Getting Ugly

Ezkiel Emanuel writes an article for the Huffington Post in which he offhandedly dismisses the chances of Dr Sania Nishtar to become director general of WHO, arguing it is a battle between Dr David Nabarro and Tedros Adhanom. He then dismissed allegations made by Larry Gostin of Georgetown Law School, who alleged Tedros Adhanom and the Ethiopian government covered up cholera outbreaks going back to 2006, calling them acute watery diarrhoea. Emanuel said these were unfounded and believes Tedros to be the best candidate for DG

May 19, 2017
Huffington Post

African Ambassadors Urge Support for Dr Tedros Adhanom, the African Union-Endorsed Candidate for...

African ambassadors from Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda issued a statement urging support for Dr Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy to become director general of the World Health Organization

May 19, 2017
EIN News

Cholera risks Addis bid for top WHO job

A group of African diplomats defended their candidate for the director general role at WHO against charges that he covered up cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia. The New York Times story pointed out that Ethiopia had called these earlier outbreaks acute watery diarrhoea instead of cholera. It also pointed out there are now more than 16,000 cases of AWD diagnosed in the country’s Somali region this year too

May 19, 2017
Business Daily

Tedros Adhanom receives massive support from African ambassadors to UN

African ambassadors from Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda issued a statement urging support for Dr Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy to become director general of the World Health Organization

May 19, 2017
News Ghana

Why I run

Ethiopian Olympic athlete Feyisa Lilesa calls out Tedros Adhanom’s bid to become director general of the World Health Organization, listing a series of allegations that suggest he has been less than truthful about his time as health minister and that the Ethiopian government’s human rights record in his native Oromo region is

May 19, 2017
AlJazeera

What we know as WHO heads into historic election

Devex objectively looks at the three candidates to become director-general of the World Health Organization and makes a stab at assessing how the world’s delegations may be planning to vote next Tuesday and their reasons why. The publication considers the chances of each candidate in the context of what is known so far and puts Tedros Adhanom ahead, by implication at least, but not by much, stressing ‘many countries are keeping their cards close and anything can happen with a secret ballot’

May 19, 2017
Devex

As WHO Director-General Election Nears, Ethiopia’s Candidate Is Accused of Cholera Cover-Ups

The New York Times article quoting Lawrence Gostin’s allegations against Tedros Adhanom, in which he accused him of covering up cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia during his time as health minister, was hailed by Ethiopian activist opponents of the main government party. An ex-Reuters journalist working in Ethiopia at that time was quoted as saying these allegations were consistent with what he had seen when he worked there

May 18, 2017
The Wire

The lead candidate for the world’s top health job is being accused of covering up deadly epide...

Dr Tedros Adhanom is being accused of allegedly covering up cholera epidemics in 2006, 2009 and 2011. The government labelled the outbreaks, which led to the deaths of hundreds of people, as acute watery diarrhoea, a symptom of cholera. The controversy comes as Ethiopia is experiencing another outbreak which it has again labelled as diarrhoea. Human rights organizations say the Ethiopians are pressurising health professionals not to refer to the outbreak as cholera 

May 18, 2017
QZ.com

Ethiopia’s candidate for the World Health Organization doesn’t like mentioning a certain dis...

Since a cholera outbreak in 2006 in the Oromia region, Ethiopia has referred to the disease as ‘acute watery diarrhoea’, a symptom of cholera. Tests at the time by the UN confirmed it was actually cholera.  Since then there have been several AWD outbreaks including in Addis Ababa in 2016, and in the drought-hit Somali region, where more than 16,000 have been diagnosed since January and 3,500 new cases are being identified every month. None have been identified as cholera, which is a breach of the WHO rules to report disease outbreaks

May 18, 2017
Washington Post

Ahead of WHO Leadership Elections - ‘Dirty Tricks’ Aim to Muddy Africa’s Choice

Tedros ‘is having a week from hell’ the paper says, as he is on the receiving end of a barrage of allegations designed to fracture his chances to lead the WHO. Aides told the paper the New York Times article accusing him of covering up cholera outbreaks in Ethiopia was nothing more than a smear campaign designed to ruin his chances

May 18, 2017
Front Page Online

The World Needs Dr. Tedros Adhanom As Director General of WHO

A regional blog speaks out in favour of Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy to run the World Health Organization. It lists his talking points from Dr Tedros’ website and warmly backs his campaign

May 18, 2017
Walta Info

The world needs Dr. Tedros Adhanom as Director General of WHO

The Ethiopian government press is using a quote, seemingly out of context, to create the impression that Bill Clinton backs the Tedros for WHO DG campaign 

May 18, 2017
Ethiopian Herald

Who is Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia's candidate to lead the World Health Organisation?

The International Business Times looks at the background and candidacy of Tedros Adhanom and discusses his vision and reasons why he is seeking to become the next director general of WHO 

May 18, 2017
International Business Times

Sierra Leone News: WHO Director General candidate visits VP Foh

Tedros Adhanom paid a courtesy call on the Sierra Leone vice president, Victor Foh, asking for his support for his candidacy to become the director general of the World Health Organization. It also states he is moving his campaign onward next to Liberia and Guinea

May 18, 2017
Awoko

Attacks On WHO Candidate Are Defamatory, ‘Colonial’, Ambassador Says

The African union delegation to the United Nations came in outspoken numbers to a press briefing today to express their unshakable support for the Ethiopian candidate to be the next head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom. Asked about recent allegations in the press about Tedros’ part in a cover-up of cholera epidemics in his country, the African ambassadors said it was defamatory allegations done by a nervous competing candidate. The ambassador added this was an example of a colonial mentality

May 17, 2017
IPWatch

As WHO Director-General Election Nears, Ethiopia’s Candidate Is Accused of Cholera Cover-Ups

The recent story in the New York Times which questioned Tedros Adhanom’s record as health minister in Ethiopia accusing him up covering up cholera is provoking sharp reactions. Journalist Barry Malone, now an online editor for AlJazeera, says he was working for Reuters at the time in 2009 and obtained Minutes of an NGO/UN meeting at which a cholera outbreak was acknowledged. Malone goes on to say UN officials pressured him not to run this story at the time. Malone added ‘at the time UN officials regularly complained in private that a lack of acknowledgement from the government was stopping them getting more aid in’  

May 16, 2017
Global Voices

WHO’s the Boss? Inside the Race to Elect a New Head of the World Health Organization

UN Dispatch reports on the race to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization; it reviews the three main candidates backgrounds and the challenges any new leader will face on taking office 

May 15, 2017
UN Dispatch

An end to pandemics is within reach, but we must redouble efforts now

Daniel Schar, senior regional infectious diseases advisor for USAID’s regional mission in Bangkok, writes a personal opinion article for Stat News in which he makes a strong case for the newly elected Director General of the World Health Organization making ‘ending the era of pandemic diseases’ one of their top priorities

May 15, 2017
Stat News

Egypt supports Dr. Tedros Adhanom’s candidacy for Director-General of WHO

Tedros Adhanom paid a two day visit to Cairo as part of his final elections tour in his bid to become the next Director General of WHO. Adhanom was welcomed at Cairo International Airport by the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister for African Affairs who delivered Egypt’s support for the Ethiopian candidate

May 14, 2017
Awramba Times, Egypt Independent

Candidate to Lead the W.H.O. Accused of Covering Up Epidemics

A leading candidate to head the World Health Organization was accused of covering up three cholera epidemics in his home country, Ethiopia, when he was health minister, a charge that could serious undermine his campaign to run the agency 

May 13, 2017
New York Times

Goal Setter: DG Candidate Tedros Adhanom’s Q&A, Part III

Global Health Now interviews Tedros Adhanom about his suitability to become the next Director General of WHO. In this article he explains the reforms he led in Ethiopia’s health system and outlines their results 

May 11, 2017
Global Health Now

The case against WHO director-general candidate Tedros Adhanom

The Oromo media set down a strong case against the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization, listing and explaining some of the many allegations against him and highlighting the very active social media campaign to stop his candidacy, which includes a petition signed by thousands and a NoTedros4WHO twitter campaign 

May 11, 2017
OPride

Feud Erupts Over Ethiopian in Race for Top Post at World Health Body

Critics of Dr Tedros have been using Twitter to claim he is part of an inner circle of the regime well known for its systematic patterns of political repression and egregious human rights violations against Ethiopian citizens. Meanwhile, The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights visited Ethiopia and expressed his concern over the misuse of legislation in Ethiopia to supress human rights and basic freedoms

May 10, 2017
LA Sentinel

Experience Over Geography: DG Candidate Tedros Adhanom’s Q&A, Part II

In the second part of his interview with UN WHO DG candidate Tedros Adhanom, Tedros makes the case as to why the time is now ripe for an African Director General of the World Health Organization and puts the case that his experience makes him highly suitable to lead WHO

May 9, 2017
Global Health Now

Whoever fills the role, the new WHO director-general has a rocky road ahead

Sonia Allan, consultant on Health Law and Governance, writes an explanatory article outlining the global challenges facing the three candidates to become the World Health Organization’s next Director General. Allan explains the biographies and experience of all candidates and what hurdles they need to overcome

May 9, 2017
Catch News

WHO to get new Director General

New Vision Uganda’s Joyce Namutebi tells readers that the World Health Organization is electing a new Director General at the end of May. She outlines details of the process and explains a little bit about each candidate

May 9, 2017
New Vision

Africa poised for top WHO post as Tedros is tipped as favourite

In-Profile Daily writes an opinion article backing the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom to become the next Director General of the World Health Organization 

May 8, 2017
In-Profile Daily

Ethiopia stands as a global model for effective health system reform

Supporters of the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom produce an opinion article backing his candidacy to become the next director general of the World Health Organization 

May 7, 2017
Geeska Afrika

WHO DG Election: How Ethiopian Tedros’s track records makes him best man for the job

Vanguard Nigeria makes a strong case in support of its candidate to become the new Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom 

May 6, 2017
Vanguard

Ethiopia: Tedros Adhanom played a key role in kidnapping of prominent dissident

Opponents of WHO DG candidate, Tedros Adhanom, tell the story of his alleged involvement in the abduction of Ethiopian dissident and British citizen Andargachew Tsege – arguing that this illustrates his unsuitability for this important world role 

May 5, 2017
Nazret

Andrew Mitchell Endorses Dr. Tedros’ Candidature to lead WHO

Andrew Mitchell, former Secretary of State for International Development and head of the Department for International Development of the UK, has endorsed Tedros Adhanom’s candidature for WHO DG

May 5, 2017
Awramba Times

For Opponents, WHO Director General Nominee Tedros Adhanom Represents Ethiopia's Repressive Gove...

Ethiopians who feel marginalized by their country’s government are campaigning hard against Tedros Adhanom online, arguing he should not be elected to run WHO, because he represents the interests of Ethiopia’s autocratic ruling elites not the people 

May 3, 2017
Global Voices

Dr. Tedros Receives Paul Harris Fellow Award

Rotary International Ethiopia bestowed the Paul Harris Fellow Award on Tedros Adhanom for his contribution to creating a polio-free Ethiopia 

May 2, 2017
Walta Info

Nation should raise support ahead of WHA: ex-official

Taipei Times says the nation should garner the support of the international community and the next WHO director general ahead of the World Health Assembly later this month. Taiwan’s minister of Health said he will lead a delegation to the WHA even if he does not receive an invitation 

May 1, 2017
Taipei Times

Dr Tedros is the Leader the WHO Needs

Nicole Schiegg, a former USAID advisor, writes an opinion article for the Huffington Post advocating Tedros Adhanom as being the best candidate to lead the World Health Organization 

May 1, 2017
Huffington Post

Ethiopia: Dr. Tedros Receives Paul Harris Fellow Award

Rotary International Ethiopia bestowed the Paul Harris Fellow Award on Tedros Adhanom for his contribution to creating a polio-free Ethiopia 

May 1, 2017
allafrica.com

Tedros DG campaign forges ahead in final weeks before WHO vote

Africa Times features the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom as he campaigns to become Director General of the World Health Organization at the end of May 

April 30, 2017
Africa Times

Republic of Indonesia stopover in campaigns to lead WHO

The Jakarta Post reports that two of the three candidates to be DG at the World Health Organization (David Nabarro and Sania Nishtar) visited Indonesia to discuss the challenges a diverse developing nation faces as it is having to participate more in meeting global health challenges 

April 28, 2017
Jakarta Post

Who will be the World Health Organisation's next Director-General?

Abc.net.au previews its programme featuring a discussion of who will be the next Director General of the World Health Organization 

April 28, 2017
abc.net.au

The WHO failed on Ebola. With a future pandemic inevitable it needs reform

Former UK international development secretary, Andrew Mitchell, writes an opinion article in The Guardian in which he argues that Tedros Adhanom is the best candidate to lead reform inside the World Health Organization 

April 27, 2017
Guardian

Dr. Tedros Adhanom for WHO DG: The Right Person at the Right Time

The team at Strategic Thinking on East Africa plump for Tedros Adhanom as their preferred candidate to become DG at the World Health Organization in May 

April 21, 2017
Strathink.net

Somaliland endorses Dr tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for WHO top post

Somaliland announced it intended to endorse Tedros Adhanom for the post of WHO director general, believing him to be most qualified for the role 

April 15, 2017
Somaliland Press

FT Health: Taking responsibility

The FT’s Andrew Jack puts three questions to Tedros Adhanom, candidate for director-general of the World Health Organization 

April 13, 2017
Financial Times

India likely to vote for Ethiopian candidate in WHO Director General elections

Sources have told The Hindu that India is likely to vote for Tedros Adhanom in the forthcoming election to choose a new Director General for the World Health Organization

April 13, 2017
The Hindu

Ethiopia's Candidate For Director-General Of WHO Wins Strong African Backing

The Malaysian Digest said that Tedros Adhanom had won strong African backing for his candidacy as Director General of the World Health Organization, citing Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Government Spokesperson, Louise Mushikiwabo as the source for the story

April 13, 2017
Malaysian Digest

Ethiopian candidate for top WHO job gets full backing from Africa

The Rwandan Times features an article promoting the candidacy of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for Director General of WHO in the forthcoming elections. It gives the reader the impression that he has the full support of Africa, but only quotes minister’s from Uganda and Rwanda as supporters 

April 12, 2017
New Times Rwanda, AllAfrica.com

"WHO to Africans" An Endorsement

The editor of the Jeune Afrique Magazine, Marwane Ben Yahmed, throws his support behind Tedros Adhanom for the next WHO DG  

April 7, 2017
PR Log

Promoting health through the life course

Global health price tag could be $371 billion a year by 2030, WHO says

Meeting life-saving global health targets by 2030 could require investments by donors and national governments of up to $58 per person per year, or $371 billion annually, the WHO said. In a best case scenario of increasing investment to meet the goals, some 97 million premature deaths could be prevented between now and 2030, and up to 8.4 years of life expectancy could be added in some countries

July 17, 2017
Reuters

Non communicable diseases

Funding the fight against disease

The FT’s Andrew Jack and Darren Dodd report on the World Health Assembly and highlight the rising concern about non-communicable diseases, a growing burden on governments in poorer as well as richer countries, so they point to a resolution on dementia and that fewer than 30 countries even have a dementia plan to respond. They also highlight WHO’s resources, with its budget up 3% on the previous year and the dependence on 22% from the U.S., adding that Mr Tedros needs to refocus the agency and bring in the pledged funding to justify his salary

June 2, 2017

Health systems

New WHO chief vows to leave no one behind in healthcare

The new head of the World Health Organization said it was unacceptable that 1 in 17 people still lack access to essential health services and said he aimed to change this under his leadership, Tedros Adhanom said achieving universal health coverage would be a top priority during his five year term as head of the agency

June 6, 2017
Reuters

The Campaign to Lead the World Health Organization

The New York Times looks at the campaign to lead the World Health Organization. It explains the new voting procedure and who the three remaining candidates to lead WHO are. It runs over the list of challenges the new WHO boss faces, the organization is suffering from an identity crisis, it is often accused of being lumbering and slow, it is dependent on partnering medical charities like Doctors Without Borders, it is bureaucratic and under pressure from competing lobby groups and donors

April 3, 2017
New York Times

WHO Director General Candidates Showcase Campaigns To The World

IP-Watch reported on the recent Geneva Health Centre event which featured a Q&A with the remaining three candidates seeking to become the new Director General of the World Health

March 7, 2017
IP-Watch