Ethiopian FM Aspires to First African Head of WHO


Ethiopia minister and of foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus wants to be first African WHO chief

Somalilamdsun- It’s time for a director-general who has lived some of the most pressing challenges facing our world today, as I have lived in Africa.”

This sentiments were expressed by the Ethiopian Foreign Minister  Tedros Adhanom on Tuesday in Geneva where he launched his candidacy to lead the World Health Organization, insisting it was time for an African to occupy the key UN job.

His candidacy has the unanimous backing of the African Union and Tedros is among the first to officially throw his name into the hat. continue reading