Dr Tedros is a
very well known former Ethiopian government official. He has served as Health Minister
and Foreign Minister before becoming a candidate for WHO. The following are few
quotes from two former presidents of the United States of America as well as a former
British high official.
Inhis keynote address for 2014 Opportunity: Africa
conference Former PresidentBill
Clintoncommended, Dr Tedros,
as one of the ablest public servants he have ever worked with. "You would
all be very comfortable if he became the Secretary of Health and Human Services
in the United States" he said!
In his address at the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in
Africa (ICASA 2013) , Former PresidentGeorge
W. Bushsaid to the audience
gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: "You've got a minister of health that
is one of the best in the world:Dr. Tedros."
Andrew Mitchell a former British high officialin his article " The
WHO failed on Ebola. With a future pandemic inevitable it needs reform " said, Dr Tedros Adhanom
Ghebreyesus, is the world should now turn. He has the potential and the ability
truly to one who will transform the WHO. By doing so we will improve the health
of billions of people around the world".As the UK’s international
development secretary between 2010 and 2012 he saw Dr Tedros was able to
provide both the leadership and the resources to improve the health of women,
men and children in the poorest parts of the world.
Dr Tedros is expected to become the next WHO leader in couple
weeks if all goes as expected since many of the voting countries have shown
their support in advance.