Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has been re-elected for a second term of five years.
Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), has been elected for a second term of five years. No one had challenged Dr. Tedros for this position. After this, the Director-General of WHO tweeted and said, I am grateful to the member countries, who reposed faith in me. I thank all the healthcare workers and colleagues with whom I look forward to continuing the journey.
According to the constitution of the World Health Organization, all member countries propose names for the post of Director-General. A time limit is fixed for this. This time the election process started in April 2021. The deadline for submission of proposals expired on April 23, 2021. After this, the information about the proposals received from the member countries was published on October 29, 2021.
The World Health Organization conducts a secret ballot for the post of Director-General, in which all member countries vote. The WHO Executive Board at its 150th session in January 2022 nominated Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for the post of Director-General of WHO, he was not challenged by anyone. Therefore, on Tuesday, he was elected Director-General.
According to the constitution, any person can be appointed as Director-General of the World Health Organization twice. The tenure is for five years. Earlier Dr. Tadros was named Director-General of WHO on 23 May 2017. His name was proposed by the Ethiopian government. He started his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Tedros replaced Dr. Margaret Chan, who was Director-General of WHO since 1 January 2007.
The responsibility of the World Health Organization is to provide leadership in matters important to health. He restores health services in cases where joint action is needed. It is also the responsibility of the WHO Chief to establish appropriate standards and standards of health and to promote their implementation.
Dr. Tedros was re-elected as Director-General, all the people sitting there stood up and greeted him. This moment was emotional. Dr. Tedros also became emotional on this occasion. There were tears in his eyes. He described himself as a novice. Said, Luck has brought me this far.