Dr Tedros Adhanom GhebreyesusLinkedIn
Executive Director, WHO
Plenary: Its not fair and its not right: Equity in global health
20 October, 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly in May 2017. In doing so, he was the first WHO Director-General elected from among multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly and was the first person from the WHO African Region to head the world’s leading public health agency. Dr Ghebreyesus served in Ethiopia’s federal government for over a decade as Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He led a comprehensive reform of the country’s health system, built on the foundation of universal health coverage and provision of services to all people, even in the most remote areas.