Rotary International Ethiopia conferred Paul Harris Fellow Award upon Dr. Tedros Adhanom for his contribution to create polio-free Ethiopia, Ethiopian state own newspaper, Ethiopian Heral, reported.
Rotary Ethiopia Country Office said it endorsed this recognition due to the seamless support Dr. Tedros to Rotarians in their humanitarian activities in the country as well as leading the Government’s partnership with Rotary.
The Ethiopian candidate to WHO Director General, Dr Tedros Adhanom, has received several international wards. Among them, The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene recognised him as the Young Investigator of the Year for his community-based research on malaria incidence among children living near dams in northern Ethiopia.
Dr Tedros has also received the award for Perseverance from Women Delivery, in recognition of his contributions to women’s health, in 2016.
Dr. Tedros is one of the three WHO Director General candidates, who are running to take office on July 2017 competing with UK’s Dr David Nabarro and Pakistan’s Dr Sania Nishtar.
(Picture – Dr Tedros receives award from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)