Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General at World Health Organization

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General at World Health Organization

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is currently the Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Prior to his appointment as Minister in 2005, Dr Tedros had served in a number of expert and leadership positions within the Ministry at both federal and regional levels, including most recently, as Minister of State and Head of the Tigray Regional Health Bureau. Having first joined the Ministry in 1986, Dr Tedros has dedicated his entire career to public service and scientific research focused on health concerns.

A globally recognized malaria researcher, Dr Tedros Adhanom has co-authored numerous articles on this subject in prominent scientific publications, including Annals of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, The Lancet, Nature and Parasitologia. Key among his contributions to this field was a study of malaria incidence among children living near dams in northern Ethiopia which he authored and published in the British Medical Journal in 1999. This seminal contribution earned him the distinction of 'Young Investigator of the Year' from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In 2003, the Ethiopian Public Health Association (EPHA) also recognized his important research work through the prestigious "Young Public Health Researcher Award".

Dr Tedros is also recognized for his leadership in the rapidly evolving field of global health and has been working steadily to enhance Ethiopia's active engagement in a number of major international forums. He is currently Chair of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) as well as the UNAIDS Programme Coordination Board (PCB). In addition, he is Co-Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Partners in Population and Development (PPD), and member of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Board as well as the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). He has also been serving as a member of the High-Level Task Force for Innovative Financing for Health Systems, Co-Chaired by World Bank President Robert Zoellick and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.[1] At the national level, he also serves on a number of leading advisory bodies, including as Board Chair of the Addis Ababa University.

Dr Tedros received a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Health from the University of Nottingham (UK) in 2000. He obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases from the University of London (UK) in 1992 and completed his undergraduate studies in Biology (BSc) at Asmara University in 1986.

[1] Chair, RBM Board – Completion of term: May 2009
Chair, UNAIDS PCB – Completion of term: December 2009
Taskforce for Innovative Financing for Health Systems – Completion of term: September 2009
Co-Chair of PMNCH Board – Completion of term: December 2009
Member, GAVI Board – Completion of term: December 2009

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Ambassador for Global Health at Government of Sweden

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Executive Director at Roll Back Malaria Partnership

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Deputy General Manager at World Health Organization

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Chairman at Aamra Networks Ltd.

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Board Member at GAVI Alliance (United States)

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Director-Neuroscience Research & Training Center at World Health Organization

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Former Executive Director, Global Health Innovation at United Nations Foundation

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Executive Director at Roll Back Malaria Partnership

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Treasurer & Director at Partners In Population And Development

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Vice President, Alumni Class at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

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Master of Science (MSc) in Immunology of Infectious Diseases

The University of London is a collegiate research university located in London, England, consisting of 18 constituent colleges, 10 research institutes and a number of central bodies. The nine largest institutions of the federal university, usually termed the colleges, are Birkbeck, Goldsmiths, King's College London, the London Business School, Queen Mary, Royal Holloway, SOAS, LSE and UCL. Formerly a constituent college, Imperial College London left the University of London in 2007.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Community Health

The University of Nottingham shares many of the characteristics of the world’s great universities. However, they are distinct not only in their key strengths but in how their many strengths combine: they are financially secure, campus based and comprehensive; they are research-led and recruit top students and staff from around the world; they are committed to internationalising all their core activities so their students can have a valuable and enjoyable experience that prepares them well for the rest of their intellectual, professional and personal lives.

BSc in Biology
Career History
Director-General
2017 - Current

World Health Organization provides voluntary medical services. It is the United Nations' agency for health. WHO is governed by countries that approve funding, programs and policies related to public health and health related social issues through the world health assembly. Some of the health and social issues which the organization addresses are communicable & non-communicable diseases, community & family health, hunger, health technology, mental health, pharmaceuticals and sustainable development. Founded on April 7, 1948, the organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Addis Ababa University is a school in Addis Ababa.

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2008 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

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