Ambassadors from Asian and Oceania countries have expressed their confidence that Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom is a strong candidate for the post of a Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO).
This was revealed during the discussion the ambassadors had with State Minister of Foreign Minister Taye Atskesellaie today,
It is to be recalled that the African Union Executive Council on its 26th Ordinary Session had endorsed the candidature of Tedros Adhanom for the post of WHO Director-General.
Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, La Yifan said his success in community health care would be presented for Africa and other developing countries across the continents.
Africa has nominated the right competent person who has gained great achievement and Dr. Tedros is a strong candidate to face at the competition, he added.
Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Monirul Islam said on his part since Africa is importance in the World Health Organization (WHO), Ethiopia’s Dr. Tedros is a preferable leader to the organization.
Tedros knows the constraints and potentials in the health sector. Therefore, if elected the world health community would have improved health, the ambassador stated.
Dr. Tedros gained national prominence when as minister of health instituted a number of popular programs and oversaw the introduction of the 30,000-strong health extension worker program that focuses on child and maternal mortality.
Update: According to Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweet today “African Union has endorsed
@DrTedros‘s candidacy for WHO DG post during the last summit. “