Dr. Tedros Adhanom the first person from the WHO African Region to head the world’s leading public health agency.

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Addis Ababa(ANN)-The Federal Government of Ethiopia has filed a lawsuit against Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), who is preparing to run for a second term.

A statement from the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Executive Board of the World Helth Organization listed the allegations against Dr. Tedros  he is a the first African to hold the post of WHO director, coincided with his brief term in office in the wake of the Coronavirus epidemic, which has changed the world economy and movement to this day.

Although he has earned a great reputation, these problems exist all over the world

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the current director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), is set to be re-elected unopposed, but his country, Ethiopia, will face a major challenge in a lawsuit against Dr. Tedros Adhanom to the World Health Organization.

The Federal Government has accused Dr. Tedros Adhanom has said he supports the Tigrein People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) in its fight against the government, although he has previously defended himself against accusations against Tedros Adhanom.

See the appendix to the Ethiopian lawsuit:

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus another tram election.

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.

Born in the Eritrean city of Asmara, Dr Tedros graduated from the University of Asmara with a Bachelor of Biology, before earning a Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London, a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Health from the University of Nottingham and an Honorary Fellowship from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Following his studies, Dr Tedros returned to Ethiopia to support the delivery of health services, first working as a field-level malariologist, before heading a regional health service and later serving in Ethiopia’s federal government for over a decade as Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

As Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012, 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.

Under his leadership, Ethiopia expanded its health infrastructure, developed innovative health financing mechanisms, and expanded its health workforce. A major component of reforms he drove was the creation of a primary health care extension programme that deployed 40 000 female health workers throughout the country. A significant result was an approximate 60% reduction in child and maternal mortality compared to 2000 levels.

As Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016, he elevated health as a political issue nationally, regionally and globally. In this role, he led efforts to negotiate the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, in which 193 countries committed to the financing necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Prior to his election as Director-General of WHO, Dr Tedros held many leadership positions in global health, including as Chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, and Co-chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Board.

After taking office as WHO Director-General on 1 July 2017, Dr Tedros initiated the most significant transformation in the Organization’s history, which has generated a wide range of achievements.

The process and timing of the election of the Director General of WHO 

The election process began when the Member States, in a circular letter sent by the WHO Secretariat, were also invited to submit their nominations for the post of Director General, with the deadline for the submission of the proposal being closing 23 September 2022.

Information on the proposal according to the Member States was published on 29 October 2021 and can be found here.

The proposal will be considered in January 2022: after the initial investigation by the Commission, they will interview the proposed candidates and decide on a secret nomination letter.

 The nomination will then be submitted to the 75th World Health Council on May 2022 which will nominate the next Director General by secret ballot.

The Director-General can then be re-appointed, so the incumbent Director-General is entitled to serve for a second five-year term, in accordance with WHO, and is re-nominated for the second time by the former Director-General. It is hoped that it will be handed over, after approval by the Commission, but the case filed by the country of origin of Ethiopia, coincides with the assessment and approval of the incumbent Director for the next five years, but his country, Ethiopia, will face a major challenge in a lawsuit against Dr. Tedros Adhanom to the World Health Organization.

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By Arraale M Jama Freelance Journalist and Human Rights activist.

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