Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom candidate picked as next WHO chief

(May 23, (ABC))--Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former minister of health, has been elected the next leader of the World Health Organization. Tedro defeated Britain's Dr. David Nabarro, a U.N. veteran, in the final round of voting on Tuesday.

He will be the first non-medical doctor and the first African to lead the U.N. health agency. He succeeds China's Dr. Margaret Chan, who has been at the helm of WHO for 10 years. Tedros led all three rounds of voting and won 133 votes in the third round to Nabarro's 50. There were two abstentions.

The third candidate, Pakistan's Dr. Sania Nishtar, was eliminated after the first round. Ethiopian delegates could be seen hugging and high-fiving each other after their countryman made it to the second round, which Tedros went on to win. Read more from ABC »

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