Former Umeå student - new director general of the WHO
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has studied epidemiology at Umeå University, has been appointed new Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO.
133 of 186 UN member states voted for Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in the vote on who would become the new Director General of the World Health Organization, the UN body working to improve global public health. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the first General Director from Africa. In The Lancet you can read an article about Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, written by Peter Byass, Professor at the Unit for Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.