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Wolrd Leaders Testament on Dr Tedros Achievements


Wolrd Leaders Testament on Dr Tedros Achievements

(Aigaforum) May 2017

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.

In his keynote address for 2014 Opportunity: Africa conference Former President Bill Clinton commended, 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 President George W. Bush said 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 official   in 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 UKs 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.