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Published: 2017-05-24

Umeå University alumni new head of WHO

NEWS Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former student at the division Epidemiology and Global Health, have been appointed to Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Of the UN:s 186 member countries 133 voted for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who then became the first Director-General from Africa.

Read more about him in the Lancet, where Peter Byass, professor in Global Health in Umeå, explains why Dr. Ghebreyesus is the best choice for WHO.
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the best candidate for WHO DG