Germany Nominates WHO Chief Tedros for New Term

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Germany has nominated World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for a new term.


This seems to be almost certain that the former minister of Health of Ethiopia can continue as head of the WHO. As far as is known, there are no opponents.

Tedros, 56, has been the director-general of the health organization since 2017. He is the first African to hold this position. Tedros is prominent in the global fight against coronavirus.

The deadline for top job candidates ends on Thursday WHO chiefs are appointed for a period of five years.

Insiders told Reuters news agency last week that Tedros is not supported by his home country’s government. This has to do with tensions over the military conflict in the rebellious Ethiopian region of Tigray, where he comes from.

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