Tedros Adhanom

Director-General of the World Health Organization, former Minister in Ethiopia
Tedros Adhanom

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (born 3 March 1965) is an Ethiopian politician, academic, and public-health authority as well as director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2017. He served in the Government of Ethiopia as Minister of Health from 2005 to 2012 and as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2016.


  • Tobacco not only wrecks health and health systems; it’s a drain on economies and the environment. [...] We must strengthen our efforts and scale up our actions while facing increasing interference from the tobacco industry. We are all familiar with the catalogue of deception, lies and half-truths in which tobacco industry specializes.
  • We (WHO) are working 24/7 to support China and its people during this difficult time (COVID-19 pandemic) and remain in close contact with affected countries, with our regional and country offices deeply involved. WHO is updating all countries on the situation and providing specific guidance on what to do to respond.

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