FIGO congratulates new Director-General of WHO

FIGO extends a sincere contratulations to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia who has been elected as the new Director-General of WHO.


Dr Tedros is the first WHO Director-General to have been elected from multiple candidates by the World Health Assembly, and is the first person from the WHO Africa Region to serve as WHO's chief technical and administrative officer.

Immediately after taking office on 1 July 2017 Dr Tedros outlined five key priorities for the Organization:

  • universal health coverage
  • health emergencies
  • women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health
  • health impacts of climate and environmental change
  • and a transformed WHO.

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