Dr. Tedros to Kick Off 2021 Virtual Meeting with Welcoming Remarks

Posted 17 November 2021

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, WHO Director-General since 2017, will present opeining remarks at the 2021 Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place virtually, November 17-21.
Dr. Tedros is the first person from the WHO African Region to head the world’s leading public health agency. He was born in the Eritrean city of Asmara, and received a PhD in Community Health from the University of Nottingham. In 1999, Dr. Tedros was one of the winners of the ASTMH Young Investigator Award.
Prior to his election as WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros held many leadership positions in global health, including Chair of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership; and Co-chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Board. He served in Ethiopia’s federal government for over a decade as Minister of Health and Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Read Dr. Tedros' complete biography here