WHO Member States today re-elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to serve a second five-year term as Director-General of the world’s leading public health agency. Dr Tedros was first elected in 2017, APA reports citing the WHO's official website.
His re-election was confirmed during the 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva. He was the sole candidate.
Today’s vote was the culmination of an election process that began in April 2021 when the Member States were invited to submit proposals for candidates for the post of Director-General. The WHO Executive Board, meeting in January 2022, nominated Dr. Tedros to stand for a second term.
Dr. Tedros’s new mandate officially commences on 16 August 2022. A Director-General can be re-appointed once, in accordance with World Health Assembly rules and procedures.