Dr. Tedros Adhanom becomes one of top three WHO Director-General Candidates
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Dr. Tedros Adhanom becomes one of top three WHO Director-General Candidates

Tigrai Online, January. 27, 2017

Dr. Tedros Adhanom becomes one of top three WHO Director-General Candidates
Dr. Tedros Adhanom of Ethiopia becomes one of top three WHO Director-General Candidates

The WHO Executive Board announced on Wednesday January 25, 2017 the names of the three nominees for the post of WHO Director-General.  Dr. Tedros Adhanom the former Ethiopian Health Minister and who recently left his top government position as a foreign minister of Ethiopia is top on the list of the three finalists.  The other two finalists are Sania Nishtar, 53, from Pakistan, and David Nabarro, 67, from the United Kingdom.

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom seasoned diplomat and well respected around the world for his work as health minister in his country Ethiopia. In 2012 Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, was awarded the Stanley T. Woodward Lectureship at Yale University, given to distinguished international visitors to the University.

The African Union – AU endorsed Dr. Tedros Adhanom as a candidate representing Africa. As the profile of Ethiopia grows, its image and influence are growing at the same time. A few months ago Ethiopia joined the United Nations Security Council.

WHO says "All Member States will choose among the 3 nominees by vote at the World Health Assembly in May 2017. The new Director-General will take office on 1 July 2017."

The winner will be paid about $200,000 a year and proudly represent his or her country and continent. We will be and most Africans will be delighted to see an African leading one of the biggest United Nation's organiazations. 

The Ethiopian extremist elements worldwide and their supporters have been campaigning against Ethiopia to prevent it from getting elected to the United Nations Security Council, but the fail miserably. The same groups are hard at work against this humble son of Ethiopia, Dr. Tedros Adhanom because he is not from Deberetabor or Metema, but we are confident they will fail one more time and the good Doctor will make history by becoming the first African to be elected head WHO.

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