Dr. Tedros presented to WHO Member States as part of the Official Candidates Forum
Dr. Tedros was the first of the six candidates for the position of WHO Director-General to present as part of the official candidates forum.
“I am a candidate for the DG of WHO,” said Dr. Tedros on 1 November, “because I believe in the power of this organization to make tangible and positive impact.” He continued, “I’m standing as a candidate to become the DG of WHO because I know what it takes to care for those in the world who need it most and who have the least and I know how to make sure WHO’s impact is felt on the ground in daily lives. I believe in WHO’s potential and I believe I will be able to help it get there.”
The video of Dr. Tedros’ presentation can be found in all official UN languages on the WHO website and YouTube channel.
This Candidates Forum originally took place on November 8, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is former minister for health, Ethiopia, and is a candidate for the upcoming election of the next Director General of the World Health Organization. The election will take place May 23rd at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
You can read more about Dr. Tedros and his vision for a healthy world and the World Health Organization at his website: http://www.drtedros.com/ and follow along the campaign for #NextDG on social media at Facebook: Facebook.com/DrTedros.Official and on Twitter at @DrTedros. Sign up for the campaign’s newsletter `From the Desk of Dr. Tedros’ at http://bit.ly/2nGWtLm.