Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus


Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is director-general of the World Health Organization. His distinguished health leadership career spans nearly 30 years. As minister of health from 2005 to 2012, Dr. Tedros transformed Ethiopia’s health system by investing in infrastructure, building the health workforce, and developing innovative ways to direct resources where they were most needed.

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Opinion: Building a shared future in a fractured world starts with education and health
26 Jan 2018

Global Partnership for Education Board Chair and Former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explain why investing in health and education is not just about charity.

Opinion: Putting people first at the WHO — from ill health to public health emergencies
20 Mar 2017

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is a special advisor to Ethiopia's prime minister. He's also running for the World Health Organization's top spot. Here is his platform.

What it means to create a 'women's health development army'
2 Jun 2016

We will achieve a better future for girls and women if we make them at the center of our actions and decision. To do this, each country needs to take ownership and assure enhanced sustainable domestic financing, explains Tedros Adhanom, minister of foreign affairs and former minister of health for Ethiopia.