Tedros Adhanom

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
ቴዎድሮስ አድሓኖም ገብረኢየሱስ
Mukhisa Kituyi, Houlin Zhao, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus with Sophia - AI for Good Global Summit 2018 (41223188035) (cropped).jpg
Tedros in 2018
8th Director-General of the World Health Organization
Assumed office
1 July 2017
DeputySoumya Swaminathan
Jane Ellison
Peter Salama
Preceded byMargaret Chan
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
29 November 2012 – 1 November 2016
Prime MinisterHailemariam Desalegn
Preceded byBerhane Gebre-Christos (Acting)
Succeeded byWorkneh Gebeyehu
Minister of Health
In office
12 October 2005 – 29 November 2012
Prime Minister
Preceded byKebede Tadesse
Succeeded byKesetebirhan Admasu
Personal details
Born
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

(1965-03-03) 3 March 1965 (age 56)
Asmara, Eritrea Province, Ethiopian Empire (now Eritrea)
Political partyTigray People's Liberation Front
Other political
affiliations
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (before 2019)
Children5
Alma mater
Signature
Scientific career
ThesisThe effects of dams on malaria transmission in Tigray Region, northern Ethiopia, and appropriate control measures (2000)

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (Ge'ez: ቴዎድሮስ አድሓኖም ገብረኢየሱስ; born 3 March 1965)[1] is an Ethiopian[1] biologist, public health researcher, and official[2] who has served since 2017 as Director-General of the World Health Organization.[3][4] Tedros is the first African in the role;[5] he was endorsed by the African Union.[6] He has held two high-level positions in the government of Ethiopia: Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012[7] and Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016.[8][9]

Tedros is included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.[10]

  1. ^ a b "Curriculum Vitae: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus" (PDF). World Health Organization. Archived (PDF) from the original on 14 February 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  2. ^ Ghebreyesus, T. A; Haile, M.; Witten, K. H; Getachew, A.; Yohannes, A. M; Yohannes, M.; Teklehaimanot, H. D; Lindsay, S. W; Byass, P. (11 September 1999). "Incidence of malaria among children living near dams in northern Ethiopia: community based incidence survey". BMJ. 319 (7211): 663–666. doi:10.1136/bmj.319.7211.663. PMC 28216. PMID 10480820.
  3. ^ Branswell, Helen (23 May 2017). "Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elected new head of WHO". STAT. Archived from the original on 14 July 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Dr Tedros takes office as WHO Director-General". World Health Organization. 1 July 2017. Archived from the original on 4 May 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  5. ^ Ducharme, Jamie (21 November 2019). "World Health Organization Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Never Stops Worrying". Time. Archived from the original on 1 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  6. ^ Cite error: The named reference Tedros CV UN was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  7. ^ "Transforming Health Care in Ethiopia: An Interview with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu". Boston Consulting Group. 19 June 2013. Archived from the original on 7 April 2020. Retrieved 7 April 2020.
  8. ^ "His Excelency Dr Tedros Adhanom G/Eyesus". FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1 of 2). 2016. Archived from the original on 9 November 2016.
  9. ^ "His Excelency Dr Tedros Adhanom G/Eyesus". FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2 of 2). 2016. Archived from the original on 29 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: The 100 Most Influential People of 2020". Time. Retrieved 23 September 2020.

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